July 30, 2015
HP today announced the availability of a suite of Windows 10 services it said are designed to help enterprises control costs while expediting the move to the new Microsoft operating system.
“IT & developers get to validate the application portfolio in advance – lowering the cost & risk of a large scale migration, and the user sees innovation and a more personal computing experience,” said Eric Harmon, senior vice president of global practices & transformation at HP Enterprise Services.
The services include:
HP Test Drive Services for Windows 10, which will allow organizations considering a migration to test the new operating system with a control group of users to evaluate the new user experience, capabilities and potential incompatibilities in advance of any wholesale migration. By validating the environment in advance, IT is able to shape its end user computing strategy, balance the pace of migration, the introduction of virtualization while maintaining a low risk / low cost profile, HP said.
During the test drive, a select set of users would move to a new Windows 10 device as their primary workplace device. The package will consist of PC or tablet hardware, with Windows 10 already installed, plus transformation services that include migrating user data, migrating user settings and ensuring that all included users get the core apps they need on the new device.
HP Transformation Services for Windows 10, a suite of services to assess, design, implement, deploy and support Windows 10 as part of a digital workplace transformation. The service will build and integrate supporting infrastructure, transform client and web applications for the new environment, build operating system images and manage the rollout.
HP Roadmap Services for Windows 10, which is part of HP Advisory Services for the Microsoft ecosystem. A workshop based advisory service which will deliver a base roadmap for the organization’s Windows 10 implementation with key focus areas in productivity, security and manageability improvements as well as designing how Windows 10 fits into a broader digital workplace transformation opportunity.
HP WebApp Accelerator Service for Internet Explorer 11, which is an implementation and migration service to ensure that an organization’s critical Web applications built for legacy versions of Internet Explorer will continue to function effectively in the latest browsers and operating systems.
HP Test Drive Services for Windows 10, HP Roadmap Service for Windows 10 and HP WebApp Accelerator Service for IE11 are now available. HP Transformation Services for Windows 10 will be available Oct. 1.