27 Jun

ON-DEMAND: Migrating and managing Windows 10

A couple weeks ago, we sponsored a virtual tradeshow with IT Pro Today (formerly Windows IT Pro) where 1,000 techs signed up to attend the show all about “Preparing for Windows 7 End of Life.”

Windows 7? Really? Since Windows 10 has been out for a couple years, I tend to find myself thinking that there can’t be that many companies still running Windows 7. I was hesitant to sign us up for this one, but we decided to give it a chance. Boy am I glad we did.

The conversations were great and the questions poured in. We also had a 1-hour breakout session where we could share all that we’ve learned about migrating to Windows 10, especially the nitpicky details about how to build out your golden Windows 10 reference machine.

Perhaps more importantly (and often overlooked until IT is swarming with unhappy users), we were able to share our take on how to manage Windows 10 Updates. The reality is that relying on the Windows 10 Update schedule from Microsoft can lead to unexpected end user downtime and an increase in IT troubleshooting hours.

Catch Spencer, Allen, and Erik in this webcast recording for the full rundown on all things migrating and managing Windows 10.

About the Author

Heidi Flaig
Heidi Flaig has overseen the marketing department for SmartDeploy since 2011 and thrives on engaging with IT professionals to better understand how SmartDeploy products can improve their world. She has over 500 contributions in the Spiceworks community. When she’s not in the office, you can find Heidi hiking with her husband, two sons, and silver lab, Miles.