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20170228 Windows 8.1 will move to retirement

The Managed Workstation Service is moving Windows 8.1 into retirement on May 1, 2017.

What and When:

Starting on May 1, 2017, Managed Workstation support for Windows 8.1 will be done on a consulting hours basis only.

What does this mean?

Managed Workstation will continue to provide automatic fixes, security updates, and technical assistance for Windows 8.1  as part of the Managed Workstation rate through April 30, 2017.  After May 1, 2017, all support for Windows 8.1 will be done on a consulting hours basis only.

See our Operating System lifecycle and support page for additional info.

What You Need to Do:

If you have a computer running Windows 8.1, we recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 soon, following the instructions at Upgrading to Windows 10.  We will be sending targeted announcements to department contacts with more info next week.