Gauging the Pace of Windows 10 Adoption

By Michael Vizard

Although the arrival of a major upgrade to Windows is always greeted with much anticipation in the channel, when it comes to Windows 10, solution providers would do well to remember that patience is a virtue. Enthusiasm for Windows 10 may be running high, but a survey of 250 VMware customers conducted by TechValidate on behalf of VMware finds that most IT organizations are taking a deliberate approach to rolling out Windows 10. The study suggests that most of the opportunities to generate revenue for Microsoft partners will take place in 2016. While VMware customers are naturally predisposed to use virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technologies, the study finds a surprising high number of those customers plan to use VDI to deploy Windows 10. The better news for Microsoft partners, however, may be the fact that a third of those VMware customers now report they have a better opinion of Microsoft following the introduction of Windows 10. Channel Insider looks at key highlights from the study.

This article was originally published on 2015-08-11
Mike Vizard has been covering IT issues in the enterprise for 25 years as an editor and columnist for publications such as InfoWorld, eWeek, Baseline, CRN, ComputerWorld and Digital Review.