Windows 10 Fall Creators with AutoPilot
On October 17th, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Fall Creators update and there are many articles already available that discuss the consumer side of things. However, since its release I’ve been putting the build to the test by looking at the performance impact that upgrading has on VDI density, as well as the impact the new AutoPilot feature (part of Intune) has on fat clients, which I’m a big fan of.
Why would you care?
As we’ve seen in the past not all updates are good (at first). Remember the upgrade of Microsoft Office 2010 to 2013 and the 20% impact on user density? Ever since, a lot has changed to the upgrade game, we’ve seen Microsoft improved a lot with the upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016— improving user density in VDI systems that are CPU limited (be careful though when storage is the bottleneck).
Who of my peers are on Windows 10?
The survey conducted by Ruben and myself in June shows that Windows 10 is picking up fast when it comes to end-user computing (EUC). 837 people from all over the world answered the following question: What OSs are used for desktop VMs?
The performance of different Windows versions
Over the years, we’ve started to take for granted that with every release of a new product systems would get slower, but do they? To back-up this discussion with some actual data, I’ve set up my VDI test environment with three different builds of Windows 10 and used Login VSI’s virtual user technology to measure the amount users that would overload my one test server (this point is referred to as VSImax).
Read the entire article here, Windows 10 Fall Creators with AutoPilot
via the fine folks at LoginVSI