Windows 11 is launching soon


Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be rolled out starting in October of 2021. The rollout will be phased through the middle of 2022, during which time users can "seek out" the upgrade. 




As your IT Department, we are advising users to remain on Windows 10 at this time. Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 through October 14, 2025. 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-10-home-and-pro


Reasons to remain on Windows 10 at this time:

  • Upgrading an existing PC to Windows 11 without the approval and support of TechStar will result in the PC being removed from contract support coverage.
  • Microsoft's Windows 11's strict official support requirements—including Secure Boot, a TPM 2.0 module, and virtualization support, meaning many older PC's (pre 2018) will not meet the official support requirements
  • Many network devices and Line of Business applications are not supported in Windows 11 at this time.


Microsoft says that Insider Program PCs that didn't meet Windows 11's minimum requirements "had 52% more kernel mode crashes" than PCs that did and that "devices that do meet the system requirements had a 99.8% crash-free experience."

 


Look for Windows 10 when purchasing new PC's:


In a move to sell new PC's manufacturers will offer Windows 11 on new units starting later this year, however, due to the high demand for Windows 10 by businesses, manufacturers are expected to continue to offer Windows 10 as an option on new machines.  Be sure to consult us on the best options for your organization.


As always if you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

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