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InfoBits – Win10 news you can use October 2017

Every month, I try to to find a short list on Windows 10 related topics which would be of  interest to you and specially your customers.  

Windows 10 represent a great opportunity to change the way customers deploy and manage devices, however it also represents a big challenge for many customer.  We continue to visit customers, and there are still a lot of them  deploying Windows 10 without understanding of its capabilities or new Windows as a Service (WaaS) cadence.

We can help them in this journey to Modern Device Management!  It is not trivial or easy… We have lots of experience on this topic…

Please feel free to share below items with your peers and customers!

Please let me know if you have any questions, ideas or suggestions  —  Hope this helps! — Thanks!

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Jorge’s Win10 InfoBits

New version of Windows 10 RELEASED:

  Windows 10 v1709   Oct 17, 2017   (expected end of life July 2019 )

It is now available in WSUS —  Do not forget to update your task sequences (use the right Index number!)

Office 2007 – has officially reached end-of-extended support (and therefore End-of -Life!

In their support blog  dated October 17, 2017  Microsoft confirmed above statement)

Note that:

Office 2010 is on Extended Support  until April Oct 2023

Office 2013 will end Main stream support on Oct 13, 2020 and extended support on Oct 14 2025.

BTW:   Did you know that there are roughly 1.5 Billion users of Office Suites?

Microsoft has stated that about 70% of them will be Office 365 by 2019!

ASK THE QUESTION:   Are you using Office 365??  If not, we can help!

Windows 7  End of Extended Support date:   January 14, 2020 :      812 days left to migrate your fleet!

Dell-on-Dell  Windows 10 Project Deployment Statistics:  122,000+ deployed devices!  WOW! (Use Microsoft Edge to read , not IE11!)

Reminders:  Windows 10 v1511 End-of-Life:

Windows 10 v1511 (aka: Redstone1 )  end-of-life  Oct 10, 2017 REACHED!
   Windows 10 version 1511 end of service for CB and CBB 

Windows 10 v1607 (aka: Anniversary Edition) will end-of-life March 2018 (estimated)

Windows 10 v1703 (aka: Creator’s Edition) set to end-of-life September 2018 (estimated)

What does end-of-life mean?

Devices will no longer receive security updates after the end-of-life date.

Can I delay / defer an update?

If your customer us using Windows 10 Pro  or Enterprise, you are able to defer Features updates up to a maximum of 360 days and Quality / Security Updates up to a maximum of 180 days.

Note:  You cannot delay an end-of-live version.

What does Defer mean?

When you defer upgrades, new Windows features won’t be downloaded or installed for several months. Deferring upgrades doesn’t affect security updates. Note that deferring upgrades will prevent you from getting the latest Windows features as soon as they’re available

More information can be found at:  Windows 10 Release Info Page

More information on Windows as a Service:   Quick Reference Blog post      or  Full Overview & Docs