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?
Some additional items of interest:
- Great article by Colin Guy Sainsbury on the current transformation process our customers are involved in
- Windows 10 now in use on 700 million active devices! Link to Article here
- The AirWatch name is disappearing in favor of Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (Article here)
- Brian Madden comes back to the industry after a 2-year sabbatical –