Gartner Research

How to Keep Up With Microsoft's Accelerated Windows and Office Product Cycle

Published: 12 November 2013

ID: G00258180

Analyst(s): Michael Silver, Stephen Kleynhans

Summary

Most organizations take two to four years to move to a new version of Windows or Office. With Microsoft's stated intent to deliver new versions of its product at an accelerated pace, IT leaders will be forced to change their migration strategies.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • The Application Compatibility Issue: Win32, WinRT and Browser Apps
  • Hold Up, Keep Up or Give Up

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