Windows 10 in the SME, what Microsoft needs to help them decide?

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Microsoft has launched a campaign in the US to SMEs with less than ten employees can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. It is to be welcomed companies Volume Licensing system if used as OEM licenses, which are tied to the life of the hardware that use could already be updated. To encourage migration of SMEs, Microsoft has decided to hand to facilitate the upgrade to Windows 10.

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To do companies have to use Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 in the Pro version. They must also directly use Windows Update instead of using WSUS and be working with Active Directory domain. The program was launched in the United States, but it is likely to spread to other countries in the coming months.

With regard to the company, the truth is that most are micro -domain not working and do group work. Which they are larger if often have activated WSUS to manage updates centrally. Therefore its impact will not be very large, as regards the overall percentage of licenses Windows 10.

In addition, companies do not update as a matter of cost, but rather by software or hardware incompatibilities. In the first case incompatible with the new system software, so you better have a good application virtualization or a compatibility mode as happened with Windows 7 Enterprise version that had a XP mode to use these programs without support.

In many cases it is not so much a problem of costs, and the problems or lost productivity that users may suffer from the change. It is rather to continue as they are, or if you run that do not touch anything else. If many could keep his old team, there would be so much trouble.

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