Windows Partner Community: Windows 10 Anniversary Update and your resources

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The release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update makes it easier for customers to move ahead with their plans for digital transformation, and provides partners with new opportunities for revenue growth by delivering Windows 10 deployment services and encouraging adoption of Surface and other Windows 10 devices. What’s most significant for businesses in the new release is the commitment to protection against modern security threats. Features like Credential Guard, Device Guard, Secure Boot, Windows Information Protection, and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection make Windows 10 the safest, most secure Windows ever.

Windows 10 security talking points

  • Prevents malware from compromising system before OS and defenses can start
  • Passwords can be replaced with biometrics and easy to use multi-factor authentication
  • User credentials are protected using hardware based virtualization/isolation
  • Next Gen app control and OS hardening give IT complete control of what runs in their environment
  • Data separation and containment capabilities help prevent accidental data leaks
  • Detect and respond to breaches with built in behavioral sensors and cloud based analytics

More about Windows 10 for business and the Anniversary Update

Watch: Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Partner Opportunities

Watch this recent partner community call with Pang Ngernsapaluck, US Partner Windows 10 Lead, and Chet Devchand, Windows 10 Technology Solutions Professional. They discuss the details of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, explain how you should talk to your customers about the security features, and the keys to building a successful Windows 10 practice, including:

  • Holistic solution offerings for lead generation and delivery with a differentiated value proposition
  • Alignment to Microsoft sales and processes
  • Presales team that’s knowledgeable about, and can discuss with customers, the Windows 10 value proposition and solution offering
  • Integrating your Windows practice into your datacenter, identity, and/or mobility practices
  • Attainment of the Windows and Devices competency

Watch this video online

Windows 10 and your opportunities

One of the six customer-focused, partner-driven priorities for Microsoft this fiscal year (July 2016–June 2017) is to propel Windows 10 Enterprise deployment. This priority aligns to our bold ambition to create more personal computing, and supports the Digital Transformation dimensions to empower employees, engage customers, and transform products.

Start building your Windows 10 practice

For partners interested in building a Windows 10 practice, watch Chet’s presentation in the above video (starts at 32:54), and take advantage of these resources:

Windows and Devices competency information

Partner training and enablement

Profitability resources for Windows 10 and devices

Windows and Devices Partner Community

We’re looking forward to continuing the conversation with you about the Windows 10 opportunity, and we’ll be using our Windows and Devices Partner Community community calls, blog posts, and Yammer group to share information and connect with you. If you’re serious about building and sustaining a profitable Windows practice, and want in-depth assistance, email or post your question in the Yammer group.

Comments (1)

  1. Excellent document Walt,

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