If you’ve read all the way through this guide, these next two points should be obvious, especially since one of them is in the subheading at the top of this page. The biggest mistakes you could make when transitioning to Windows 10 are -- lack of planning and waiting to get started.
Lack of Planning
Don’t skip the planning process. Just because you have the capital to purchase all the licenses, hardware, software and other equipment, doesn’t mean you should do it all at once. Recall the potential incompatibilities discussed previously. When you take into account all of the factors that play a part in the work, you can plan the correct sequence of activity and make the transition as smooth as possible.
Depending on the size of your upgrade project, you might need to space out activities, giving yourself enough time to make sure all of the interactions work correctly so that your employees aren’t disrupted. A project might potentially take one or two weekends but work could stretch out into several weeks if the planning process doesn’t thoroughly take into account all of the related factors and a delay could really get you into trouble.
Waiting to Do Something
Businesses that put off getting their Windows 10 project planned and scheduled will most likely encounter problems with backlogs. The software itself is delivered digitally, but if you need hardware and equipment that everyone else needs, you might find yourself standing in line. As previously mentioned, IT support companies are quickly already getting Windows 10, and Server 2016 projects booked and no one has an infinite amount of capacity.
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