Operating System migrations are an essential core task for I.T. departments, whether it’s replacing user devices with new OS pre-installed devices or doing in place upgrades the risks on a deployment are high. As a new operating system becomes available, I.T. teams will scope how current users will be upgraded, identifying timelines, impact to existing desktop images and validating compatibility with applications.

Cloudpaging for Enterprise streamlines OS migration by removing application risks from the desktop image for the new OS. In most cases existing Cloudpaging compartmentalized applications that run on current deployed OS’s will continue to run without changes on a newer OS – as long as that application is supported on that newer OS.

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The time savings from not having applications in a desktop image greatly reduces validation and testing. Risks that can occur on large roll outs are limited as you separate the base OS and applications letting any changes or optimizations occur separately.

Cloudpaging is ideal for migrations from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10, letting I.T. departments focus on a stable base desktop image while avoiding complexity and bloat from applications. Applications are delivered to users through centralized I.T. control upon first login to the new OS or through a self service app store-style catalog.