US DoD upgrades to Windows 10

Consolidated B-24 Liberator "468" B-24M-5-FO Liberator s/n 44-50468 740th Bomb Squadron, 455th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. Crashed on take off from San Giovanni Field,Italy on April 12,1945 killing 6 of the crew.

Consolidated B-24 Liberator
“468”
B-24M-5-FO Liberator
s/n 44-50468
740th Bomb Squadron, 455th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force.
Crashed on take off from San Giovanni Field,Italy on April 12,1945 killing 6 of the crew.

The US Department of Defence has upgraded more than four million computers to Windows 10.

What is interesting about the announcement is that the DoD is apparently unconcerned with the privacy and telemetry problems that have put off other Windows users.

Getting four million enterprise upgrades for Windows 10 is great for Microsoft particularly as it comes with certification to Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book devices, meaning that they now appear on its Approved Products List.

The whole thing is unusual. Not only is Windows 10 “bleeding edge” in DoD terms it is also famous for sending information to Volish servers. Unless Microsoft has provided the DoD with a way of avoiding that.

It appears that the DoD wants to reduce costs by ensuring that IT department only has a single version of the operating system to support.

We don’t think that this will be a free upgrade and Vole should be coining it in with this deal. It is the sort of thing that you can expect to see in coming Microsoft adverts.