Microsoft Windows 11 – Information Regarding Upgrading
On October 5, 2021, Microsoft began making its staged approach to rolling out its new operating system – Microsoft Windows 11! Microsoft is rolling this update out to eligible Windows 10 PCs for free through Windows Updates. The new Operating System will also be available for purchase pre-loaded with any new PC purchases.
Following the tremendous learnings from Windows 10, Microsoft wants to ensure they provide you with the best possible experience. Microsoft will offer new eligible devices the upgrade first; The upgrade will then roll out over time to in-market devices based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, device age, and other factors that impact the upgrade experience.
Microsoft expects all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022. If you have a Windows 10 PC suitable for the upgrade, Windows Update will let you know when it’s available. You can also check to see if Windows 11 is ready for your device by going to Settings > Windows Update and select “Check for updates.”
What does DMS iTech recommend regarding early adoption?
When it comes right down to recommendations, at DMS iTech, we are excited to work with Microsoft Windows 11. However, it is our position that we are on the leading edge, not the bleeding edge. Therefore, to maximize ease of use and maintain the highest standard of security, we recommend waiting until at least two update packages have been released before updating if you are eligible. The reason behind this is to make sure the support is in place to properly take care of any possible issue that may arise and cause internal issues with your company.
It’s important to note that apps, software, hardware and internal functions are all impacted heavily by upgrading to Windows 11, and compatibility is something not yet clearly stated by many companies. At this point many have not had the opportunity to fully test out their products running on this new and improved operating system, so bugs are a very real possibility.
Microsoft has added an option to block Windows 11 from installing on your company’s devices until you are comfortable or until your security protocols have been updated to handle the new operating system.
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For more information on Windows 11 and how to avoid your devices automatically updating, please reach out to us! You can also get more information here:
- Formal Microsoft information release: Windows 11 available on October 5 | Windows Experience Blog
- Windows 11 system requirements: Windows 11 Specs and System Requirements | Microsoft
- DMS iTech: IT Management Services and IT Support Company in Canada | DMS iTech
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