Colonel Mustard. With the wrench. In the conservatory. Remember playing Clue? The key to winning was being better than anyone else at gathering the information that told you who, how, and where.

Migration projects may not be as much fun, but they, too, are all about pulling together the clues that reveal vital truths about your IT environment — clues like these:

  • What are the EOL dates on your software and hardware?
  • How many versions of which software packages do you have?
  • What applications and devices are compatible?
  • What applications and devices are not compatible?

And that leads us to the topic of Windows 10 and Windows 10 migration. If you’re still using Windows 7, which has an EOL date of January 2020, or the latest service pack for Windows 8, it’s time to start planning your migration. In fact, now is an ideal time to do it, because Microsoft is offering upgrade licenses at no charge for valid license holders through the end of July[1].

As you plan, though, you need a current, comprehensive view of the other IT assets in your environment, so you can see which are compatible with Windows 10 — and which aren’t. Until you have that information, you can’t make informed decisions about your next steps in your Windows 10 migration.

BDNA’s new Windows 10 Compatibility Content Pack might not turn the process into playtime, but it will help smooth your Windows 10 migration path with a common taxonomy for IT assets and relevant, current data about their compatibility with Windows 10.

In other words, if you want to kill off your biggest migration problems, think Clue: BDNA. In your data center. With the Windows 10 Compatibility Content Pack for your Windows 10 migration. You win!

Also, take a look at our latest Infographic to see how to win the Windows 10 migration game.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10_editions#Free_upgrade