News You Can Use: January 2020


Modern EUC Infobits:  January 2020  – 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 7 Has Officially reached end of support. 

January 14, 2020, marks the official end of support for Windows 7 (and Windows 2018 R2).  Unless you are a business that pays for extended support (aka security updates for a year), Microsoft will no longer be offering updates or security fixes for the old operating system, and the last patch for it will be released today.        More info:   Farewell Windows 7 and Thank you!  


Patch Tuesday: Critical Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems 

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft released software fixes to address 49 vulnerabilities as part of their monthly Patch Tuesday announcement. Among the vulnerabilities patched were critical weaknesses in Windows CryptoAPI, Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway), and Windows Remote Desktop Client.  Affected devices include machines running 32- or 64-bit Windows 10 operating systems, Windows 7 as well as Windows Server versions 2012, 2016 and 2019.     More info here

SCCM Co-Management no more!

SCCM 1902 update rollup introduced a change in the tool’s co-management and coexistence compatibility capability where  if an SCCM-managed device is enrolled into an MDM server other than Intune (i.e., Workspace ONE and any other third-parties), the SCCM agent reverts to a read-only mode which essentially  killed a  number of third-party co-management (or coexistence in Microsoft’s terms) scenarios. According to Microsoft this was done to avoid potential conflicts device management conflicts.  


Shortly after, VMware announced Workspace One  for Microsoft Endpoint Manager.      More details on this on blog post:   SCCM (3rd Party) Co-Management No More


Office 2010 Extended Support Ending


Office 2010 support is now in the last 9-months of its 10-year lifecycle, Microsoft is messaging for customers to migrate to its newer Office 365 ProPlus. Office 365 ProPlus, which comes with most enterprise plans, includes the “full versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, and Skype for Business installed on your client computers”. It also allows people to install Office on up to five devices, be they PCs, Macs, or mobile devices.


Talk to one of our Dell Software Specialist     or click here more information



Are your Devices Receiving OS Security Updates?


What do these produces have in common?

·        Windows 10 Pro v1803 or earlier

·        Windows 10 Enterprise v 1709 or earlier 


They are out of support and your devices are NOT receiving security updates!


Today’s environment has more security threats than ever before, making it a struggle to protect your data and prevent impact to your business. Read blog:   Keeping up with Windows 10  


Dell Technology Services Support & Deploy team has a few ways to help!!   


Depending on customer needs and desired state: 

  • Windows as a Service engagement  where Dell Services helps the customer establish a proven process they can follow.   
  • Modern Device Management where Dell Services assists customer in their Journey to Modern Provisioning & Modern  Management
  • ProManage Service where Dell Services provides help desk services and manages the updates for the customers.
  • Dell Cyber Security Services – from assessing your Windows 10 security to implementing best practices to help recovering from attacks, Dell Services Support and Deploy team us helping customers with end-to end solutions and services  to assess, defend, monitor, prevent and  recover from security threats in your environment.
  • Dell Microsoft ATP Monitoring Service — It takes a trained analyst to continually monitor signals, proactively look for correlations, and reduce noise from non-event related occurrences.   With Dell monitoring services you get the expertise looking after threats for you so you can get up to date reporting and actions, proactive management of alerts, reduce noise and alert fatigue, and trusted guidance on security in your environment








Still have Windows 7 and/ or need migration help?
How are you keeping up with the Windows 10 updates?
Have you consider Modern Provisioning ?


Modern Device Management  Example

The Davis School District (based  Utah) is now managing more than 40,000 Windows 10 PCs through Intune and Windows Autopilot – and that number will soon double.   You can read about it here.


The Risk of Not Keeping Up with Windows 10

In the past few months , we have encountered several customers that did not realize they were not getting quality updates on end-of-life versions and needed help understanding…     One customer had over 1,200 devices on Windows 10 Pro v1607 still.


If you are not familiar with the new Windows Servicing cadence were you need to stay current and up-to-date, then you are introducing a lot of security risk and likely compliance governance issues.  For more info Read the blog post WaaS Security / Compliance Risks



Microsoft  Products End of Extended Support Tracking Report


Microsoft Product

End of Extended Support

Office 2007

October 10, 2017

Office 2011 for Mac

October 10, 2017

Windows 10 v1803 Pro

November 19, 2019

Windows 7 

January 14, 2020

Windows Server 2008 

January 14, 2020

Windows Server 2008 R2

January 14, 2020

Windows 10 v1809  Pro

May 12, 2020

Office 2010

October 13, 2020

Windows 10 v1803 Enterprise

November 20, 2020

Windows 10 v1809 Enterprise

May 11, 2021

Skype for Business Online

July 31, 2021

Office 2013

April 11, 2023



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