When the Pentagon migrates to Windows 10, 4 million PCs change OS

When the Pentagon migrates to Windows 10, 4 million PCs change OS

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Installed on more than 200 million computers worldwide, Windows 10 is about to be deployed on an additional 4 million PCs. But it is not on the PCs of Mr. and Mrs. Everyone that the OS will be implemented: these are sfor Pentagon computers.

The Pentagon’s somewhat pharaonic project therefore consists in migrating its computers to Windows 10 and should last a year. Is between 11,000 and 15,400 computers per day (depending on the type of deployment). Many of these deployments will prove to be complex, the computers in question being located in submarines, planes or directly on battlefields. But opting for Windows 10, the Pentagon hopes to improve the security of its computer system. Remember that some of their machines are still running Windows XP (like those of the English Navy), which is now obsolete. In addition, Windows Hello could replace the third-party identification system used by defense computers, and should provide an all-in-one solution.

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Susie Adams, manager at Microsoft government sales, recently told The Seatle Times that it was the “Largest single deployment of Windows 10 since its release six months ago.” If there is still a long way to go before the figure of one billion workstations expected by Microsoft is reached, this should still significantly boost the installed base of machines. In terms of security, one can nevertheless wonder if the Pentagon will benefit from a “custom” version of Windows 10, he who is often accused of being riddled with cookies of all kinds.