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How to Approach the Windows 7 to 10 Migration

As the final months of Windows 7 support tick down, it's time to manage enterprise migrations to Windows 10

In just six months, Microsoft will close out a decade of vendor support for Windows.

This looming deadline has been highlighted by plenty of coverage, including white papers and webinars which have focused on planning and making the move to Windows 10.

The reality is that there are just months remaining on the support side for Windows 7. Perhaps this has added a sense of urgency to any IT pros’ planned migration work in this area. While urgency is unavoidable, it doesn’t have to lead to frantic or sloppy work: We’ll walk you through a methodical understanding and approach about migrating to Windows.

For organizations who have not started any of this work on the Windows 7 to 10 migration, consider ITPro Today’s recent Windows 7 to Windows 10 Migration Buyer’s Guide a starting point to help identify potential service providers that can get that process moving forward.

There are plenty of areas around Windows as a Service (WaaS) and modern computing that can be challenging for some organizations. It is a monumental shift from system updates that used to occur once every three to four to new Windows 10 feature updates every six months. Add integration with the cloud for other services such as Microsoft 365, Office 365, and Microsoft Azure, and even more challenges are introduced.

This report will cover why organizations have to upgrade; how to assess the resources organizations will need before, during and after their upgrade process; how to steer an organization through a planned upgrade; and what life after Windows 10 migration will be like.




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