Most organisations have completed their Windows 7 to Windows 10 migrations or have plans in progress given Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7.
This checklist is focussed on a key challenge for every large enterprise once the upgrade to Windows 10 is complete; keeping Windows 10 versions current.
Unlike Windows 7, which was supported for 10 years, Windows 10 versions are supported for between 18 and 30 months.
Indeed, the following versions of Windows 10 Pro are no longer supported by Microsoft and lost support before Windows 7; 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803. These Windows 10 versions no longer receive security updates and are vulnerable to new security threats that are discovered.
Thus, the challenge is to upgrade Windows 10 versions regularly. This challenge comes with significant opportunities as each new Windows 10 version enables new features that bring productivity and security benefits.
This checklist provides our experience upgrading Windows 10 machines in large enterprises across the globe, in various industries, covering tens of thousands of devices, with thousands of applications, and hundreds of hardware models.
We hope you find it useful.