ADM’s stance on updating to Windows 11
Do you remember when Microsoft told the world that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows? Well, as you may have heard, this is not the case and this month Windows 11 will be released. With businesses now asking the question “Should I update to Windows 11”, we wanted to talk about Windows 11 and what ADM Computing recommend.
ADM engineers have already been testing Windows 11 and as a Microsoft Gold partner we will certainly be early adopters of the release, which will in-turn help us better support our clients. For us, it is paramount that security products, peripherals and line-of-business applications work reliably with Windows 11 – let us do the testing, but perhaps start thinking who in your business would be a good candidate to try it first.
Windows 11 will arrive on compatible endpoints via your Internet connection (much like a Windows 10 Feature Update), this will start on October 5th, 2021 and there are no additional licensing requirements – our recommendation, at this stage, is to defer the update, we anticipate this being an option presented to the end user.
A quote from Microsoft’s website reads “most devices purchased in the last 18-24 months will be compatible with Windows 11”, as you can see, this statement is quite loose, and our previous experiences have often instilled a more cautious approach and we’ll often be heard saying “your current endpoint is built for the operating system it came with”.
Things should become clearer over the coming months and Windows 10 is said to be supported until 2025, so there is no rush. Be sure to make contact should you wish to discuss your options with us, but try to avoid October 5th, we anticipate it being a busy day!
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