Dell Recognized by Microsoft as Its #1 Deployment Partner for Windows 10

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Windows 10 is on track to be the fastest-growing Windows operating system in history. I’ve heard it referred to as “the best of Windows 7 and 8,” “the most secure Windows,” and the “best PC operating system ever.” That’s pretty impressive.

You would think everyone would want that, especially big and successful companies looking for ways to empower their employees to move faster than the competition. But numbers showed that adoption of Windows 10 had been slow in enterprise accounts. This might be because many customers only recently completed their Windows 7 migration or were discouraged by the usability of Windows 8.

To help companies past this hurdle, Microsoft and Dell set out specifically to work with enterprise accounts and help them understand the benefits of using Windows 10. We also wanted to help clients understand the migration path from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (which is much easier, I might add, than moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 — especially around application compatibility).

Dell Services led this effort by performing customer workshops, proof of concepts and security briefings to provide a roadmap for both migration and ongoing update planning. You see, Windows 10 creates an environment where quality and feature updates are pushed to PCs multiple times a year, allowing your teams to stay current on new features.

This approach and hard work was acknowledged by Microsoft this month when they recognized Dell as its #1 Enterprise Deployment Partner for Windows 10!

“Dell has been a fantastic Windows 10 advocate this year, driving more Windows 10 Proof of Concept and Pilot projects through the Windows Accelerate Program than any other partner. While this by itself is a significant accomplishment, the Dell team has also worked to enable even more Windows 10 customer deployments through the launch and sale of great new Windows 10 devices, and even a new PC-as-a-Service offer than hundreds of other partners can use,” said Stuart Cutler, Global Director of Windows Product Marketing.

“Additionally, Dell has pushed the envelope around Windows-as-a-Service efficiencies, application compatibility testing, and new Windows Enterprise E5 security service offers.” He said, “Dell brings a lot of great talent and creativity to the Windows 10 ecosystem. Their energy and innovations help not just Dell and Microsoft, but many other partners around the world, too.”

Erica Lambert, Dell Vice President, Global Channel Services Sales accepts the Microsoft Partner Network Windows & Devices Partner of the Year award from Ron Huddleston, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner Organization

We believe in Windows 10 and our new modern devices as the foundation for workforce transformation and we have world class expertise and resources to help our customers around the world.

Want proof? I’m proud to say we won a total of four Partner of the Year awards for our work with customers on Windows 10 deployments. In addition to the prestigious Windows and Devices Partner of the Year, US Windows Marketing named us the Enterprise Deployment Partner of the Year, US EPG named us Windows 10 Consumption Partner of the Year, and the global Consulting & SI Partner team named us the Windows Deployment Partner of the Year.

The Dell US Support & Deployment team celebrating for being recognized by Microsoft’s US Windows Marketing team as the Enterprise Deployment Partner of the Year.

We started with helping our customers with Windows 10 migrations, and now, at the request of our customers, we’re taking it to the next level with two new managed services offerings: Windows-as-a-Service (WaaS) to manage the continuous updates, and we’re providing enhanced security through our Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection program.

So, if you are looking for help to get to Windows 10, contact your Dell representative and let’s work together to bring these expert deployment practices to work for you. Let us be your Deployment Partner of the Year too!

About the Author: Mark Cabot

Mark is responsible for leading complex initiatives and developing go-to-market strategies including key partnerships with Dell EMC’s most strategic alliances. As part of this responsibility, Mark leads a team of Microsoft Program Managers who are responsible for joint selling with Microsoft at the local level. Mark’s team drives joint go-to-market programs, conducts rhythm of the business activities, and connects Dell EMC Services and Microsoft teams around specific opportunities.
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