This week, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 11. While it offers some interesting new features, we recommend you wait a bit to let us sort out the bugs first. Our initial testing has revealed a few annoyances that you might want to be aware of before upgrading.
Right now, we can confirm the following:
- We will not be upgrading clients to Windows 11 via our normal system maintenance processes.
- Even though Microsoft may offer it to you via Windows Update, we do not recommend our clients upgrade at this time because it is too new.
- Windows 11 is an upgrade, not an update – and although Microsoft offers the software for free to qualified systems, we reserve the right to charge for work related to these upgrades.
- Microsoft will be staging the rollout, and if their data indicates there may be issues with your hardware, it will not be offered to you.
- We will likely look for ways to automate the upgrade path in the future provided the hardware and software compatibility prerequisites are met by your organization.
If you wish to learn more about the features of Windows 11 visit Microsoft’s site here.
If you wish to check if your hardware is compatible, you can use the PC health checker available from Microsoft. If it is, you will see a box like this: