InfoBits: Windows 10 News You can Use June 2018

Windows 7  End of Extended Support date
: January 14, 2020 :     

Days Remaining to migrate your PC fleet:     Total Calendar Days: 569 / Business Days: <395

Call to Action:  Ask your customers:

How are you doing with your Windows 10 adoption ? Will you be fully migrated by the end of 2019?

Effectively it is less than 18 months from now!    

If they are buying new machines with ProDeploy Client, ASK:  How are you updating existing devices?

                              How Many devices left to migrate?  Use the Windows 10 Migration Countdown Tool  to help!

Getting to Windows 10: Take the Blue Pill or the Red Pill

Procrastination is real and unless something changes, many of our customers will continue to have Windows 7 -based devices will be out of support come January 14, 2020,  which meant they will have a security compliance  issue, not to mentioned the data security risks. 

The message is not new.   But the reality of the timeline ahead,  is! – We are at that point.  (want the blue pill or red pill )

As of this writing, there are only 389 working business days until January 14, 2020.

Further reading on my blog:    Getting to Windows 10: Take the Blue Pill or the Red Pill

Keeping Windows 10 Current

              Windows 10 v1607 Enterprise extended support ends: October 19, 2018 

Windows 10 v1703 Professional  will end of life  October 19, 2018 and enter extended support for Enterprise customers until 4/9/2019.

Win10 Enterprise: Free extended support ends with v1803

Microsoft ends extensions for Windows 10 Enterprise – The move came with the release of the Windows 10 April 2018 (v1803) feature upgrade.

What does this means to your customers?

  • All editions of Windows 10 1803 will be provided security patches and other bug fixes until November 2019, or for the standard 18 months
  • Microsoft eliminated supplemental servicing, in other words, it killed the free extended support.

This was never a permanent solution! —  The only reason Microsoft introduced it, was to get people on to WAAS and comfortable, past that, automated processes should maintain their environment on the bi-annual release.

More details on my blog:  Win10 Enterprise: Free extended support ends with v1803

Call to Action:   Ask YOUR Customers:  

Is your Windows 10 environment up-to-date? 

Are you keeping-up with Windows 10 releases?

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