After learning lessons getting off Windows XP, enterprises should sail to 10
Is the memory of your last OS upgrade holding you back from deploying Windows 10? Gregg Keizer, in a CIO post from May 4, 2016, suggests the idea that the enormity of the process last time could be offputting for deployment today. Rest assured, he and Gartner analyst Steve Kleynhans tell us, that you’ve already done the heavy lifting. Read the rest of the post and our entire Newsletter from May 9, 2016: Make Migrations To Windows 10 Easy!
Additional information on how Tranxition™ Migration Manager integrates with Dell KACE K1000 and K2000 appliances can now be found on IT Ninja, The IT Professional’s Software Community. When Migration Manager is coupled with KACE appliances, IT and end-users get the benefits reaped of both enterprise-class solutions. From the post on 4/20/16:
Since we announced our partnership with Dell in February, we have been busy working with Dell Software to roll out the project. In a few short weeks, downloads and evaluations are starting to roll in and it’s encouraging. We expect to finalize a licensing to an organization in the Eastern United States this month to migrate hundreds of devices using the K2000.
If you don’t yet know about the integration between Tranxition Migration Manager and the KACE K1000 and K2000, the announcement and the special offer are found here.
“To Windows 10, or Not to Windows 10? Is it nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of botched migrations?” We think not.
Of all the questions that keep IT decision makers up until the wee hours of the night, this is the one that gets the most hits: is NOW the right time to move to Windows 10 enterprise adoption?
CIO Contributor Afzal Ballim addresses the Pros and Cons of architecting a Windows 10 migration at this stage of the OS rollout in his January 22, 2016 article; hard to fathom is that Windows 10 adoption is setting records for the fastest OS rollout in history at over 270 million active devices to-date, plus more in the Weekly Tranxition Newsletter 4-4-16.
“Since it’s release, Windows 10 has triggered waves of adulation, scorn and uncertainty.”
Does InfoWorld‘s senior contributing editor, Woody Leonhard, have a crystal ball – you may be asking? “Is it a worthy successor to Windows 7? Should I get it right now, or wait? Will you be forced to update at Microsoft’s pace? Why is the commercial version free? What happens when there’s a bad patch? Are there any worthwhile new Windows 10 programs? The answers to those questions are not necessarily straight forward…” Download the rest of this Deep Dive along with our weekly newsletter chock-full of currated Migration and Windows 10 related content: Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10.
The three Windows 7/8.1 updates have returned and brought the warmed-over KB 3138612 and 3138615 Windows Update patches with them.
“Yesterday, Microsoft re-released three patches… all of which offer “compatibility” updates for those of you hell-bent on upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 via Windows Update…” Read all of Woody Leonard’s blog for InfoWorld and more curated content in Tranxition’s Migration News and Updates.
“Microsoft has bumped up Windows 10 from being an “optional update” in Windows Update to being a “recommended update”, which could lead to some unexpected migrations…The status change will likely mean that some Windows7/Windows8.1 users will experience this notice in the notice of a surprise, namely an unexpected upgrade to Windows 10. Traditionally, Windows Update served as just a patch mechanism, rather than an operating system upgrade solution…”
Read the rest of Kurt Mackie’s post in Redmond Channel Partner Magazine and more articles in our Newsletter The View On Windows 10 from February 28, 2016.
The US Department of Defense has begun to deploy Windows 10 on 4,000,000 devices and systems. It’s a big win for Microsoft’s new OS.
“The US Department of Defense (DoD) has committed to a widespread Windows 10 upgrade. Over the next year, 4 million devices will transition to Microsoft’s new OS.
The Secretary of Defense has instructed all US DoD agencies to upgrade their legacy systems immediately to standardize on Windows 10. This marks the largest enterprise rollout of Windows 10 to date, reported Microsoft CTO Susie Adams in a Feb. 17 blog post.”
Read Kelly Sheridan’s entire post from February 17, 2016 on Information Week and more on our bi-weekly Migration News and Updates Newsletter February 23, 2016.
Leading persona management and migration tool, Tranxition Migration Manager, to be integrated into Dell’s KACE 1000 and KACE 2000 systems management appliances.
PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tranxition, Inc., the leading provider of persona management solutions, today announced that the company has entered a partnership with Dell to deliver integration of Tranxition™ Migration Manager, Tranxition’s industry-leading desktop migration solution, into the Dell KACE 1000 and KACE 2000 systems management appliances.
“While the standard migration solution found in the KACE appliance is satisfactory, Dell, as always, works to exceed client expectations and provide the most powerful solutions for our customers,” said Bob Kelly, Director of Product Management for Endpoint Systems. “In our view, Tranxition Migration Manager meets those requirements and more.”
“With Windows 10 adoptions at a fever pitch, this partnership opens the doors for the Dell customer base to take advantage of Tranxition Migration Manager’s premium feature set,” says Kelly Mackin, Founder and CEO of Tranxition. “The solution’s cross-domain, 99.99% reliability, its 5X speed advantage over freeware solutions and its deep support for Microsoft Office, gives Dell’s customers an enterprise-class alternative and a clear competitive advantage.”
Read the article in its entirety here.
In his January 27, 2016 article in Computerworld magazine, Gregg Keiser reports:
“Enterprise interest in Windows 10, getting onto it and off Windows 7, is at an unprecedented level, research firm Gartner said today.
Although in virtually all cases that interest has not yet translated into actual deployments, it signals a faster move to the new OS than for past editions, including Windows 7, Gartner analyst Steve Kleynhans contended in an interview”. Read the rest of the article here.