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U.S. Department of Defense Is Aggressively Upgrading to Windows 10

The DoD is planning to move four million machines to Windows 10 within a year.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 roll out has been going well, primarily driven by free upgrades for existing devices. While more than 200 million devices (including Xbox One consoles) are running Windows 10 after just six months, only around 22 million are active in the enterprise or education environments. Big businesses traditionally wait months or even years to install the latest version of Windows. It’s largely because of the complexity of migrating thousands of machines, and internal applications. Microsoft wants enterprise customers to move to Windows 10 as soon as possible, and it got a big boost from the U.S. Department of Defense today.

The DoD is planning to move four million machines to Windows 10 within a year. That’s an aggressive timeline, and one that reflects confidence in Microsoft’s latest operating system and a need to move to more secure software. The DoD’s move to Windows 10 began in November after an internal memo directed all Combatant Commands, Services Agencies and Field Activities to rapidly deploy Windows 10.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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