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Posts about OS Migration & Lifecycle Management (3)

Your Windows 11 Migration Will Be Different From Moving To Windows 10

Your Windows 11 Migration Will Be Different From Moving To Windows 10

Many of us still remember the initial migration to Windows 10 as somewhat painful (although nowhere as disastrous as the move to Windows 7). As usual, it was sold as an easy-peasy migration, but many ...

Barry Angell
Which Version Of Windows Should You Upgrade To If You Are Stuck On 1809?

Which Version Of Windows Should You Upgrade To If You Are Stuck On 1809?

Last week we explored why so many enterprises are stuck on a particular Windows 10 version, 1809 to be exact. This situation is causing millions of enterprise users to run on an unsupported operating ...

Barry Angell
Why Enterprises Got Stuck On Windows 10 1809 & How To Get Unstuck

Why Enterprises Got Stuck On Windows 10 1809 & How To Get Unstuck

In a recent vendor briefing with Gartner about how to best manage the Windows Servicing process, the Gartner analysts mentioned that they are currently getting a lot of questions from enterprises are ...

Barry Angell
10 Steps For A Successful Windows 10 or Office 365 Migration Using A Service Integrator

10 Steps For A Successful Windows 10 or Office 365 Migration Using A Service Integrator

Last week, we spoke about how to negotiate a successful Windows 10 or Office 365 migration deal with a service integrator. But what happens once the contracts are signed? Should you sit back and let ...

Barry Angell

The Real-World Cost Of Running A Windows 10 Upgrade

Now that Windows 7 is a thing of the past, enterprises have no choice but to complete their Windows 10 migrations — and with that, get on the treadmill of Windows 10 upgrade management as Microsoft ...

Barry Angell

The Basics Of Planning Your Enterprise Desktop Migration to Windows 10

While Windows 10 was touted initially as the fastest adopted OS in Microsoft history and Gartner predicted that 80% of enterprises would have completed or at least started their migration by the end ...

Barry Angell
Reference Point: All Windows 10 Versions Release & EOL Dates (2021)

Reference Point: All Windows 10 Versions Release & EOL Dates (2021)

This blog post has been updated as of September 2021, and will continue to be updated when there are changes to Windows 10 release and EOL dates, and other major revisions. Over the last few years, ...

Barry Angell
MSEndpointManager

Microsoft Endpoint Manager — Clever Marketing Or Fundamental Strategy Shift?

Last week, at this year's Ignite conference, Microsoft dropped a bunch of announcements that surprised even veteran industry analysts, e.g., Azure Arc, Project Cortex, Project Silica and, of course, ...

Barry Angell
DashworksCalculatesDeploymentRingsForMaxVelocity

How We Mathematically Calculate Deployment Rings For Maximum Velocity

A few years back, a tech consultant won a few eBay auctions he was bidding on and found himself the owner of 2 tons of LEGO pieces overnight. He developed and built a GPU-based neural network to ...

Neil Wheeler
AgileDeploymentWithDashworks

Managing Evergreen IT With Dashworks — The Agile Way

Last week, we took a closer look at how the Agile Software Development methodology and its concepts could be used to manage your IT estate the Evergreen IT way. Recently, we have been getting some ...

Barry Angell
Why Windows 10 Enterprise Application Compatibility Is A Bigger Problem Now Than 5 Years Ago

Why Windows 10 Enterprise Application Compatibility Is A Bigger Problem Now Than 5 Years Ago

It is easy to get caught up in Microsoft's marketing message that tells us application compatibility with Windows 10 isn't an issue any more. In fact, Microsoft claims that 99% of all Windows 7 ...

Barry Angell
Copy of Windows-as-a-Service Management Project Plan

How The New WaaS Project Plan Differs From The Windows 10 Migration Project Plan

A few days ago, we launched our brand-new Windows-as-a-Service (WaaS) Project Plan, a fully customizable template with nearly 700 action items to speedily and efficiently manage your Windows 10 ...

Barry Angell