Deploying Windows 10

Dear experts,

I am preparing a technical notes with regards to deploying windows 10. Regardless of what tool I will be using I have questions about OS deployment and initial steps to follow. I want these steps so I can be clear with my manager as well.

1. I want to know what do I need for windows 10. Like in terms of license we have close to 300 users and everyone is in different OS but we are starting fresh which means we will putting new laptops/desktop with the new OS.

3.Along with the deployment of the windows 10 what other recommended apps can I include. We have office 365 local install right now.

3. Can windows Intune manage OS deployment for bare metal ? or do I need MDT?

Once again thank you for your guidance.
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Matthew DemareeBusiness Owner/Support SpecialistCommented:
If you have 300 users, you will want to go with volume licencing for sure. If you have domain computers running Windows 7/8/8.1 you can upgrade all of them for free right now.  

This page provides links for downloading 10 for free, no additional license needed unless you are on Enterprise version of windows. Windows Pro will give you Windows 10 Pro...Careful on buying new computers with Windows 7/8/8.1, if you upgrade to Windows 10 and you have a computer meltdown somewhere along line... you have to reload Windows 7/8/8.1 if the free version of Windows 10 is no longer available at that time you will need to purchase a license. Optionally invest in bare metal backup software.

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For your second question, you will need to order Office still.. the limited Office that is supposedly installed on Windows 10 is not enough for your client machines IMO. If you have one user to many devices then 365 is the way to go. If you have one computer to many users then Office 2013 is the way to go... Careful, they will be releasing the new Office within the next month or so, might be good to hold tight and save some money by getting the newer version. Office for Windows 10 <-- not free for business use

As far as Intune, Windows 10 was built for it. Here is some reference material:

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SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
Our windows is the one that came with the manufacturer will that work? I think the windows is called OEM version and mine says windows professional.
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:

Your OS is entitled for free upgrade to Windows 10. But you need to disjoint from the domain and do the upgrade and rejoin to the domain.

However, windows 10 is still buggy and there are many problems unsolved.
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
Thank you for about the update on windows 10. Windows 7 / 8 professional is upgradable to windows 10 and if I want to upgrade I have to disjoin and join the domain again. That is new to me but thanks for letting me know.

Is there some sort of adobe reader included in windows 10? do I need to include that as part of the windows deployment.

Also What other programs would you recommend me to add to it.

Thank you.
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