Windows 10 is the latest operating system for Microsoft PC users. Windows 10 offers:
- Consistent Design and Function on both Desktop and Mobile Devices
- Faster Start-up Speed
- Improved Security Features
Upon completion of the pilot in 2018 and throughout 2019, Partners will upgrade all computers to Windows 10. New devices purchased through Ergonomics will have Windows 10 installed.
Windows 10 Pilot
Some sites are continuing to pilot the Partners Standard Windows 10 PC.
Are you eligible?
- Your primary device for work is a Standard Windows Partners PC - Info
- Your primary device is one of the eligible models - Info
- Are the Partners Applications that you need for work compatible with Windows 10? - Info
The Win10 Application Checker allows you to look up your applications to see if they have been tested and are available to use on a Windows 10 desktop or laptop.
Before you upgrade, pilot or purchase a new Windows 10 device, use the Application Checker Tool to check the status of your applications.
You should wait to use a Windows 10 device if applications that are critical to your day-to-day work have not yet been certified.
See HOWTO: Use the Partners Win 10 Application CheckerSee also a printable Instructional Guide.
If yes to all three, please sign up for the pilot win10pilot.partners.org
If the form doesn’t appear right away, log in to the IS Service Desk site Click "Make a Request" button located on the right side of the screen Click ”Windows 10 Pilot User Request" and complete the request form.
Windows 10 Purchasing
New Partners Standard PCs are available for researchers to purchase with Windows 10 installed. Purchases are made in Partners Ergonomics (EGI). Work with your Department Purchaser or visit rc.partners.org/hardware for additional instructions.
Before you purchase a new Windows 10 device, use the Application Checker Tool to check the status of your applications. You should wait to use a Windows 10 device if applications that are critical to your day-to-day work have not yet been certified. See HOWTO: Use the Partners Win 10 Application Checker
Learn more about Windows 10 at Partners on the Windows 10 Resource Site
If you purchase the Partners Standard Windows 10 PC, it will look and function differently than a Windows 10 computer you bought elsewhere or use at home. Visit windows10.partners.org to learn more about:
- New and improved upgrade process
- Tour the Windows 10 Desktop
- Productivity Tips and more!
Please contact the IS Service Desk if you need help determining if this device is right for you.