Windows 10 guidance and resources for partners


Since the announcement of the Windows 10 Technical Preview on September 30, there has been a lot of excitement and enthusiasm from partners. We’re excited too. Building on the blog post by Microsoft Channel Chief, Phil Sorgen, in this post we’ll provide you with links to the latest information and resources about preparing for Windows 10, while continuing to work with your customers on their existing Windows deployment plans.

imageRegister for the October 29 partner webcast: Windows 10 for Enterprise

This session will give you a high level overview of the enterprise value proposition and the product vision and address some of the top questions you are being asked by customers.

Click here to register for the Windows 10 for Enterprise webcast on the Partner Learning Center.

Resources for IT pros

Go to the Windows 10 page on TechNet to download the preview and stay informed. We recommend installing the Technical Preview on a secondary device. Test the in-place upgrade in your lab and test your line of business apps for compatibility. Get instructions on TechNet.

Read the latest Windows for Your Business blog post about Windows 10 security and identity protection.

Resources for sales and marketing professionals

Comments (5)
  1. Jay_Arr says:

    I know this is a bit early in the development process to suggest this, but I feel it should be said before major development changes make it impossible: I wish Microsoft would include some way for low-cost enthusiast platforms using ARM (I.e. single-board
    computers and HDMI dongle systems similar to, but more powerful than, the Raspberry Pi) to be able to run Windows 10. The current model for Windows-on-ARM is sealed tightly under lock and key. Is there any way to implement a proper Windows 10 environment for
    ARM that utilizes a BSP-style (board support package) support system, or one that doesn't require a UEFI-type firmware so that it would run on these DIY'er kits? Windows CE does this, but I realize the development model and license is completely different
    on it. I'm not advocating that the NT kernel be completely open sourced, but I wish there was more widespread support for ARM, one where users can essentially build their own image of a Windows 10-based OS that runs Universal apps. And one that is simple so
    that you could essentially take a "generic" ARM copy of Windows Setup, plug in a BSP for a specific ARM architecture and device (XYZ ARM chip with drivers for a mini-PC or tablet), and then the required kernel is built and the OS installed on said device.
    Maybe you don't want commercial OEM licenses for this type of install and instead offer it with a license for educational or personal use only. Of course, if you let ODM's at this, you could increase Windows market share over all of the Android-based devices
    that utilize the same deployment mechanisms. The key takeaway point is to let more people have access to the tools to build ARM images of Windows for as many ARM chips as possible. I don't see a major downside, but the upside is you can effectively allow users
    to install Windows on any of the millions of current Android-running mini-PC's and tablets that are not built from Microsoft's elite partners that have (nee, had) access to Windows RT.

    And I'd like to hear that there is at least some kind of work on a Windows Server version for ARM. AMD already has the chips ready....

  2. Pang Ngernsupaluck says:

    Hi Jay, Thank you for your feedback. Windows on ARM-based processors continues to be an important element of our strategy for phones and tablets, and we’ll have more to share on the Windows experience for mobile devices at a later date. I encouraged you
    to also share the feedback through the Windows Insider Program if you have not done so already.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview

  3. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to this issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news and information

  4. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to this issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news and information

  5. Mike Zahler says:

    I registered for the Windows 10 for Enterprise webinar and it would not let me connect. Is it posted somewhere on demand to hear??

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