PALO ALTO, Calif., July 30, 2015 — HP today announced the availability of a full suite of [Windows 10] services designed to help enterprises control costs while expediting the move to the new Microsoft operating system.
HP, a Preferred Provider of Microsoft cloud productivity and mobility solutions, now offers the most comprehensive portfolio of services available for the Microsoft enterprise ecosystem which includes [Enterprise Services for Office 365], [Readiness Workshop for Office 365], Enterprise Mobility Suite, Skype for Business and the new Windows 10 enterprise suite of services. The new Windows 10 services include:
- HP Test Drive Services for Windows 10
- HP Transformation Services for Windows 10
- HP Roadmap Service for Windows 10
- HP WebApp Accelerator Service for Internet Explorer 11
"HP's unique relationship with Microsoft allows us to offer Windows 10 in a controlled manner integrated into the client's world – giving both IT and the User the chance to experience the new operating system," said Eric Harmon, Senior Vice President, Global Practices & Transformation HP Enterprise Services. "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."
HP Test Drive Services for Windows 10 will allow customers 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.
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. This enables the customer's IT department, developers and users to gain valuable experience in the new environment without the typically large investment that normally accompanies the initiation of a migration to a new operating system.
HP Transformation Services for Windows 10 consists of a full 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 Service for Windows 10 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 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.
"We are excited to continue building on the strong record we have established with HP in the enterprise," said Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft. "The solutions and services HP has built on the Microsoft platform will help our joint customers take full advantage of the unique and innovative features of Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Suite including Windows 10, Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility Suite."
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 October 1st. Additional information about this offering and other HP mobility solutions are available at http://www.hp.com/go/hpes4msecosystem
HP also recently announced solutions and services designed to help businesses of all sizes, including small- and medium-sized businesses, deploy Windows 10 across their organization. To learn more about these offerings, visit http://www.hp.com/go/WIN10forbusiness
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