Aimed at organizations, Microsoft has just released a new Windows 10 upgrade tool that can help them check whether their computers have the necessary hardware to handle the new OS.
It also scans the installed software to determine any compatibility issues.
The company hopes that this new solution, called Windows Upgrade Analytics Service, can help businesses and enterprises that are still holding back from deploying the new operating system streamline the upgrade process.
This new service also uses telemetry data to find compatibility problems, which are said to be the primary reason why most companies are still holding back from installing Windows 10.
It works by analyzing data on the scanned computers and comparing it to telemetry data to determine if compatibility issues are possible. It then creates a dedicated report for IT administrators to help evaluate the ways to move to Windows 10.
As Microsoft explains:
“The Windows Upgrade Analytics Service uses telemetry data to provide powerful upgrade readiness insights and recommendations about the computers, applications, and drivers in your organization. This new service guides you through upgrade projects using a workflow based on Microsoft recommended practices. Up-to-date inventory data allows you to balance cost and risk in your upgrade projects.”
While Windows 10 is now hovering around the 20% share mark, Redmond now expects the enterprise market share of the new OS to grow as companies complete the piloting phase of the operating system and start deployment.
A dedicated solution like this is supposed to help organizations accelerate the process of moving and upgrading to the new platform.
Take a look at it at the link above.