From Nagware to Hardware: Windows 10 migration tidbits

IT Professional Services firms, MSPs and IT departments are on the line to assure successful desktop refresh and replacement processes. The time to plan for and implement Windows 10 migrations for your customers is now. Here are just a few of the latest articles sure to keep you current as you make your plans for 2016:

Windows 10 Migration: 4 tips to help IT prepare
Andrew Froehlich writes in the January 8, 2016 edition of Information Week: “Enterprise IT professionals I talk with in the course of my daily work seem evenly split about whether or not to upgrade to Windows 10 this year. Some tell me they’re sticking with Windows 7/8 for at least another 12 months, while others want to migrate sometime this year. More often than not… Read the rest of the article here.

Windows 8 No Longer Supported and Potentially Insecure
“Windows 8 passed Microsoft’s ‘extended support’ milestone yesterday, which marks its continued use as a potential security hazard. Per its policy, Microsoft no longer issues hotfixes or security updates for Windows 8 after the Jan. 12, 2016 end date. The software is considered…” Read the rest of the Redmond Magazine article by Kurt Mackie here.

Microsoft Expanding Windows 10 Push to Small Businesses
In another article, this time for Redmond Channel Partner, Kurt Mackie writes: “Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade push will soon expand to organizations, the company said on Wednesday. Starting in the United States ‘later this month’ and other markets ‘shortly thereafter,’ Microsoft will deliver its Get Windows 10 (GWX) application to domain-joined PCs… Find out the rest here.