Windows 10: Microsoft warns enterprises to upgrade to Windows 10 or be left behind
Then do so. This is only a forum to discuss things.
There is no point saying Microsoft MUST do this or MUST do that. It is only up to you and them.
You have 1700 seats you said so if they think it is worth it changing direction I'm sure they'll accommodate you.
Not sure where you got that number. We have a lot more than 1700 seats. A lot more. We probably have 1700 server licenses alone
I believe some of the more recent posts only apply to large corporations that have the resources to maintain their own computing ecology, like a Windows XP computing ecology behind a beefy corporate firewall that requires an IT army to maintain, and $$$ for special security and other patches from Microsoft.
That's far from typical for even medium sized businesses of say 100 people. They don't have that kind of resources to maintain their own computing ecology. They will have to move along with MS' roadmap and then the blog post does apply to them, it is not just some hot air to wave away.
Not that the roadmap means immediate hardship, 2020/2023 is still 4/7 years out. But it does take two to tango and you better pay attention to what your tango partner is or will be doing, especially if your tango partner is an elephant
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I made it up (I thought it was you earlier in this thread, I guess not). Sorry mate.
It's easier to move your infrastructure from Windows 7 to Windows 10 then to move from Windows 7 to Linux. Whether their code is custom or not it's designed to run in Windows not Linux.
Well it does matter because eventhough you install your Windows 7 image you purchased a Windows 10 license with the PC. At least that's how it works with my company.
We have full downgrade rights on our ENT agreement. We could roll the whole company back to NT 4.0 if we wanted to
This article from a MS marketing guy is just too funny. Typical load of bunk, 7 bad, go to 10 now and save yourself... :roflmao:
OUCH! But that upgrade over one 7 install didn't go so well! First a look a the report!
see report in full
So why didn't 10 simply upgrade over 7 automatically? Well in Windows 7 the option of checking for and prompting the user or...
I never thought about this, but it makes perfect sense, and I'm glad he is thinking about it!
Vint Cerf (a "father of the internet") warns of Digital Dark Age
First, we know it's a given that pretty much everyone with Windows 7 and 8/8.1 will get the upgrade free if they want it. Also, when buying a new PC, it will most likely come with Windows 10 installed.
However, there has only been speculation (in...