Windows as a Service

Windows 10 is typically referred to as ‘Windows Evergreen’ or ‘Windows as a Service’. Microsoft’s accelerated release cadence is a direct output of Microsoft’s shift in agile cloud services and as a result has created the need for customers to provide an IT operational model not previously required.

This change has driven the need for applications, device configurations, user data and a range of other considerations being required to adapt every 6-12 months, rather than the traditional large scale desktop migration project every 4-5 years.

Windows 10 is typically referred to as ‘Windows Evergreen’ or ‘Windows as a Service’. Microsoft’s accelerated-release cadence is a direct output of Microsoft’s shift in agile cloud services and as a result has created the need for customers to provide an IT operational model not previously required.

 

This change has driven the need for applications, device configurations, user data and a range of other considerations being required to adapt every 6-12 months, rather than the traditional large scale desktop migration project every 4-5 years.

 

Many customers are overcoming this transition by introducing, and leveraging, enterprise management and modern provisioning and management techniques or working with partner organisations, such as PowerON, to provide extended proactive support services on their device estates.

Key features

Managed, proactive support

Service tailored to your needs

Future-proof your technology

Cost-optimised solutions

What's involved?

For customers looking to introduce internal skills and capabilities to deliver a strong, robust approach for managing the ongoing updates and support of client devices within their organisation, a number of key elements need considering:

  • Enterprise modern management tooling
  • Modernise applications, user data and settings
  • Leverage system driven, automated and zero touch capabilities into the process
  • Improve user communication and engagement for business as usual experience

 

We’ve been helping customers to deliver the key functional capabilities, skills and processes to ensure their business is at its best to deliver and manage Windows as a Service.

 

Our service is tailored to your needs – we can help you with:

  • Understanding your business needs, complexities and current infrastructure services – tailoring an approach that balances operational complexity and management against functional needs.
  • Provide setup and knowledge for modern device management for low-complexity environments with Intune or full enterprise modern management with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.
  • Provide a managed, proactive support service to extend your team and ensure your desktops are secure and up-to-date.

 

Read more about the technologies we use to deliver this service:

What are the benefits?

  • Enhance user experience deliver Windows Evergreen as a business as usual capability

  • Leverage zero touch, system driven and automated approach to streamline operational overheads and processes

  • Enhance enterprise management capabilities for complex business requirements

  • Introduce simplified modern management tools

  • Tailored support based on level of assistance your business needs

  • Ensuring business can keep pace with technology innovation

  • Staying within operational support timelines for desktop services

  • Ensuring user impact and operational overheads are minimised going forward

  • We partner with our clients to deliver the best outcome, including automations and streamline processes that minimise overheads

  • We don't just deliver the solution - we give your team the skills and knowledge to deliver and manage Windows as a Service

  • One size doesn't fit all - we'll make sure our approach takes your unique situation into account

  • Fully managed and secured desktops

Why PowerON?

PowerON has extensive consulting experience supporting large and small customers from 250 devices to the tens of thousands across XP, Windows 7 and Window 10 Migrations.

Furthermore, we implement ongoing processes for our customers and provide managed services to proactively manage customers desktop environments internationally. We are heavily experienced and have proven capabilities to ensure customers no matter the situation can develop processes appropriate to their size and need.

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