Moving to Windows 10 for Greater Security and Manageability

Windows 10 and the Cloud Simplify IT

Many government employees are familiar with an older OS like Windows 7, you may have concerns about migration issues, and still see utility in your existing devices. But from January 2020 Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. That means no more security updates, hot-fixes, or any free or paid assisted support services.

If you’re not already, now is a good time to plan your transition to Windows 10. It’s easier than you may think:

  • Windows 10 will be intuitive for any users who are familiar with Windows 7 or 8
  • Older devices can leave you vulnerable to data breaches, especially when they are no longer supported with security patches. A modern Windows 10 Pro device gives you end-to-end protection, at no extra cost
  • Windows 10 is compatible with 99% of Windows 7 apps. And there are free tools available to help you manage the transition
  • New devices with Windows 10 Pro unlock significant productivity benefits

The Most Security Protection, Built-In

Governments collect vast amounts of personally identifiable data about their constituents and employees. The public has come to expect the highest level of data handling security from their local and federal agencies. Windows 10 Pro helps you protect sensitive data and maintain the public's trust with features like:

Windows Hello: sign in with your face or your fingerprint. Replace passwords with easy-to-use multifactor authentication

BitLocker: protects against loss of business information by encrypting data on your devices, even when a device is lost or stolen

Windows Information Protection*: control how employees use business data—blocking them from copying customer or financial data into social media apps, for example

Windows Defender Antivirus: built-in protection from malicious software and hacking attempts

Integrates Easily with Existing Infrastructure and Apps

See how your current apps will work on Windows 10 at and use free resources like User State Migration Tool to migrate your users’ accounts, files & settings to a new Windows 10 installation. According to Forrester Research, IT administrators from a number of industries estimate a 15% improvement in IT management time** with Windows 10 Pro, because of features like:

  • Windows Update: users choose when to apply OS updates, just like a smartphone. Their device can be kept up to date without interrupting them, which means less technical support requests for IT admins.
  • Single sign in: employees can use a single login across Windows 10, Office 365, and other Microsoft PCs, tablets, and phones, using Azure Active Directory.

Get More Done

  • Compared with a 5-year-old PC, a modern Windows 10 device is 65% faster at multi-tasking and laptop battery life is up to 3x longer***.
  • Windows Ink lets employees capture and collaborate on ideas using a digital pen: take notes, edit Office documents, or brainstorm on the Microsoft Whiteboard app.
* Requires either Mobile Device Management (MDM) or System Center Configuration Manager to manage settings.
** Forrester, Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Windows 10
*** Multitasking measured by SEG562, an office productivity and multitasking workload. Battery life compares modern Win 10 devices vs Win 8.1 using local HD video playback
Moving to Windows 10 for Greater Security and Manageability

The security that’s built into Windows 10 gave us confidence as we deployed these devices across 1,200 poll sites. We were also able to develop a universal Windows application that allows us to do poll worker check-in.

Stephen Thompson, New York City Board of Elections


  • Our devices leverage and harden the Windows 10 security architecture with features such as Match On Chip fingerprint reader, Infrared (IR) cameras for facial recognition, TPM chips for encryption, WiFi security, and more.
  • Compared with a 5-year-old PC, a modern Windows 10 device is 65% faster at multitasking. When it comes to refreshing your existing devices, Lenovo offers an unrivalled portfolio.