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20180712: Managed Workstation to stop supporting Windows 7 on 8/31

Managed Workstation will drop OS support for Windows 7 SP1 on 8/31/2018. This will reduce costs and improve security & capabilities, enabling a more useful, up-to-date, functioning workstation.

To meet this goal, several steps will be taken:

  • July 19: Begin weekly notifications to customer account contacts of their remaining Windows 7 managed workstations
  • August 1: Contact primary user of remaining Windows 7 computers
  • August 8: Contact primary user of remaining Windows 7 computers
  • August 15: Initiate automatic upgrades for remaining Windows 7 managed workstations
  • August 31: Windows 7 computers removed from Managed Workstation service

Since January 2017, a self-service mechanism to upgrade Windows 7 computers to Windows 10 has been available, and customer are encouraged to leverage it. MWS assistance with upgrades is also available, and we will help customers address any issues encountered.

Brian Arkills
Managed Workstation service owner/manager
UW-IT