Planning a Windows 10 Deployment in Microsoft 365

This course will take you through deploying Windows 10 across an organization’s devices and the tools available that make the deployment process and monitoring of those devices quick and painless.

Learning Objectives

  • Plan for Windows as a Service (WaaS)
  • Plan for managing Windows quality and feature updates
  • Plan Windows 10 Enterprise deployment methods
  • Analyze upgrade readiness for Windows 10 by using services such as Desktop Analytics
  • Evaluate and deploy additional Windows 10 Enterprise security feature

Intended Audience

Users looking to learn about Windows Deployments with Microsoft 365.


Have a basic understanding of Microsoft 365.


Hello and welcome to planning a Windows 10 Deployment in Microsoft 365. My name is Lee Mucciarone, and I'm a Microsoft 365 content creator for Cloud Academy. I have four years of IT experience working for Microsoft, with two years of specialized experience as a customer training specialist, training users on Microsoft tools. Today, I'm going to take you through deploying Windows 10 across an organization's devices and the tools available that make the deployment process and monitoring of those devices quick and painless. 

Now, we are all aware that Microsoft offers multiple versions of Windows. However, you may not be aware that they also provide something called Windows-as-a-service, which helps organizations deploy it across a large user base. Within that service there are multiple different methods which can be used to deploy Windows. Some have strict requirements while others are as simple as running an in-place upgrade. It's important to have a strong understanding of the options available as everyone's needs are different and methods vary depending upon the situation. 

But before we get too deep into that let's take a look at what we should know after completing this course. By the end we should know: what Windows-as-a-service is and what it means for deployment across an organization, the difference between Windows quality and feature updates, the different Windows 10 deployment methods, the capabilities of Windows autopilot and the different ways it can help deploy Windows 10, the benefits of the Windows 10 subscription activation strategy and how to utilize tools like desktop analytics to monitor organizational devices.


About the Author
Learning Paths

Lee has spent most of his professional career learning as much as he could about PC hardware and software while working as a PC technician with Microsoft. Once covid hit, he moved into a customer training role with the goal to get as many people prepared for remote work as possible using Microsoft 365. Being both Microsoft 365 certified and a self-proclaimed Microsoft Teams expert, Lee continues to expand his knowledge by working through the wide range of Microsoft certifications.