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Gauging the Pace of Windows 10 Adoption

Gauging the Pace of Windows 10 AdoptionGauging the Pace of Windows 10 Adoption

New survey from VMware finds pace of Windows 10 adoption will be deliberate throughout most of 2016.

A Warm Windows 10 ReceptionA Warm Windows 10 Reception

Given the long run to shipping Windows 10, the vast majority of IT professionals (77%) now expect Windows 10 to meet expectations.

What's to Like in Windows 10What’s to Like in Windows 10

Advanced security (34%), heterogeneous device support (30%), and simpler and faster Windows deployments (19%) are the top features IT pros cited.

Top Windows 10 ConcernsTop Windows 10 Concerns

The main concerns among IT professionals are application compatibility (81%), time constraints among staff (56%) and Windows 10 stability (52%).

Where Windows 10 Will Be DeployedWhere Windows 10 Will Be Deployed

A large majority (90%) identifies desktops and laptops as the most relevant platform for their organizational deployment of Windows 10.

Desktop Virtualization AdoptionDesktop Virtualization Adoption

More than half (51%) of the VMware customers surveyed plan to employ virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to upgrade to Windows 10.

Windows 10 Migration EffortWindows 10 Migration Effort

Nearly seven in 10 (69%) expect the Windows 10 migration effort to be about the same as previous Windows OS migrations.

Length of Time to Make the MigrationLength of Time to Make the Migration

Just over a third (35%) do not plan to deploy Windows 10 for at least another year. Most, however, will begin testing Windows 10 to gain deployment experience.

Perception of MicrosoftPerception of Microsoft

Perceptions about Microsoft appear to be on an upswing with one in three respondents (34%) having improved their opinion of Microsoft in the last 12 months.