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10 Windows 10 migration issues you need to consider

Paul Rubens | July 29, 2015
While there's no need to rush to Windows 10 just because it’s been released, there are some important things to start thinking about.

The LTSB enables organizations to take security updates and fixes but decline new features indefinitely.

8. It may not be as easy as it seems to decline feature updates

"I don't think administrators in that many organizations will have the luxury of being able to say that they won't take any feature updates, because users will cry out for them," says Shepley. "People want the agility that new features may bring."

In practice it's likely that the sorts of systems that are frozen, and have no feature updates, will be legacy systems, non-typical computing devices like ATMs, or call center systems.

9. There are still some known unknowns

There is still plenty about Windows 10 that is unknown at this time, such as what changes will be made to Microsoft's InTune device and application management system, warns Kleynhans. "There are still some pieces that you can't test yet, like how you manage apps and app stores."

10. The Windows 10 migration may be the last

The good news for those responsible for corporate operating systems is that this may be the last one of this headache-inducing kind. That's because the trend is toward frequent small updates and enhancements rather than huge upgrades in the same way that Microsoft's Office 365 product is updated many times per month.

"That means we'll be able to rethink how we negotiate these small updates probably with small, repeatable and automatable processes," Kleynhans concludes.  "We have never got round to automation in the past, but I think that once we transition to Windows 10, future upgrades will be much less work."

 

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