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News You Can Use: August 2019

Modern EUC Infobits: August 2019  – News you can Use!  

There is so much change in the End User Computing space at the moment that many of us need help and guidance navigate the Workforce Transformation Journey.
 The change is not only about  Windows 10 or Modern Provisioning but about the entire End User Computing services stack.


This month’s highlighted items:

Windows 10 Happy 4th Birthday!

Yep – Believe it or not Windows 10 was released (general availability) on  June 29, 2015, four years one month ago.   You can say it is now a pretty mature operating system!    Since its release there has been 8 different version releases  (feature updates) and well over 130 different monthly cumulative patches (quality updates) across all versions.        


39 Years ago Microsoft release Windows 1.0   –  Bill Gates said at the time:

On November 20, 1985, two years after the initial announcement, Microsoft ships Windows 1.0. Now, rather than typing MS‑DOS commands, you just move a mouse to point and click your way through screens, or “windows.  It is unique software designed for the serious PC user.”


Pretty amazing I you think about it!



On Demand Webinar:  The Path to Modern PC Lifecycle Management


In this on-demand webinar, Jorge Pereira takes you step-by-step through making the transition to Windows 10 and Modern Device Management.    You can view the session here



CIO Magazine: Deploying One Management Solution for Many of Your Digital Use Cases


Good article by Aaron Goldberg on how a cloud-first, , modern management approach transforms Windows 10 management and delivery for greatly improved costs, security, and user experience.   Talks about the benefits of unified endpoint management utilizing Workspace One platform.    


Link to August 6, 2019 article here



What happens when a Windows Autopilot-registered device starts up?


Ever wonder what happens when a Windows Autopilot registered device starts up into the out-of-box experience and is connected to the internet?    


Michael Niehaus explains it in detail in this July 8, 2018 blog post

Good (and easy) technical read !


Microsoft Skype for Business Online to be retired on July 31, 2021


As per Microsoft’s James Skay blog post on 7/30/2019:

Today we’re announcing that Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021. This post provides details on the retirement plan, a brief explanation of why we’re making this announcement now, and a summary of what we’re doing to help customers migrate to Teams.


According to the blog post, after July 31, 2021, Skype for Business will no longer be accessible. Between now and then, however, Skype for Business Online users will continue to use the service as usual and can continue to add new users. Starting Sept. 1, 2019, however, all new Office 365 customers will be onboarded to Teams and won’t have the option of selecting Skype for Business Online instead.


More  info and   details here

How is your Windows 10 migration project going?
Will you be fully migrated before January 14, 2019?
How are you keeping up with the Windows 10 updates?
 Have you consider Modern Provisioning (Autopilot)

Dell EMC Support & Deployment Services can help!
 Contact your account team for more information!




Modern Device Management: More than Just Technology

Today, many companies are moving or seriously considering the move to Modern Device Management (or Modern Management) as their next step of their Digital Transformation Journey.  Most considering the move, have already completed their Windows 10 migrations and are looking for efficiencies to their deployment workflows. 


Great article by UK-based EUC Solutions Principal Colin Sainsbury


7 Steps to Prepare for Windows Autopilot White Glove






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Some of you may be new to this communication..  Every month  (or so),  we  find a short list on EUC related topics which would be of  interest to you,   Please feel free to share below items with your peers!  Hope you find it useful.    

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