Gartner's Windows 8.1 Recommendations

Gartner's Windows 8.1 Recommendations

Based on Microsoft's announcements around this year's refresh of Windows 8, that will add features and help satisfy customer complaints, Gartner has released new guidance about Windows 8.1.

Based on Microsoft's announcements around this year's refresh of Windows 8, that will add features and help satisfy customer complaints, Gartner has released new guidance about Windows 8.1.

There's a full guidance document you can download, but it breaks down like this:

  • If you have considered Windows 8.0 only for touch-based devices, evaluate Windows 8.1 for broader deployment.
  • If you have been avoiding Windows 8.0 but usually prefer to adopt a new OS via PC refresh, consider deploying Windows 8.1 on newly purchased PCs after you have completed the requisite testing — especially with IE 11.
  • If you are engaged in the early planning phases of Windows 8 projects, pilot on Windows 8 if it makes sense, but switch to the Windows 8.1 beta as soon as possible. Plan to use Windows 8.1 for production deployments.

Download the guidance document: Windows 8.1 Could Become What Windows 8.0 Should Have Been

What do you think? Is Gartner still relevant enough that their recommendations alter your company's direction?

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