Microsoft stops support of Windows OS
Does your organization work with Windows Embedded Handheld and Windows CE operating systems? If so, you’ve probably already heard that Microsoft has decided to stop the support of these systems. Microsoft actually already started the phase-out process in 2018. The final curtain call will be in 2020. As most rugged handheld devices run on these systems, it might be wise to start thinking about switching to other operating systems.
When will Microsoft stop the support?
If your organization works with Windows CE or Windows Embedded Handheld, then these are three important dates:
- June 10, 2018 – phase-out of Windows Embedded CE 6.0
- June 9, 2019 – phase-out of Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld
- January 14, 2020 – phase-out of Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
After the 14th of January 2020, it’s completely over with the support of these Windows operating systems.
Android Enterprise is the best alternative
Practically everyone agrees that Android Enterprise is the best operating system to replace Windows. As market leader of the smartphone market, a lot of users are already used to Android. This makes the choice to switch so much easier. Thanks to a few major hardware manufacturers, we also see more and more rugged devices and handhelds run on Android. Besides, Android lends itself perfectly to custom development and innovative solution, which makes it an attractive pick for countless other applications.
The benefits of Android Enterprise
- Android is modern and future-oriented
- Android is user-friendly
- Android offers far more possibilities
- Android innovates fast, allowing you to always employ new technologies.
Android is very fast with releasing new versions
The life cycle of Android Enterprise mobile devices is partially dependent on the Android version. So, that’s definitely something to take into account. Zebra and Honeywell, the two largest manufacturers of Enterprise Mobility hardware, developed a solution for this. With Zebra’s LifeGuard for Android and Honeywell’s Mobility Edge Platform, they both offer solutions to extend the life cycle of the hardware when moving to a new OS version.
Do it yourself or let it go?
Another thing to keep in mind: When upgrading to a higher Android version, don’t forget to check whether your app and Mobile Device Management system are still compliant, or you might need an update. After all, your OS is connected to you application and the Mobile Device Management system.
This can be challenging, if you don’t have relevant experience with this. Moreover, it requires a lot of time. We can imagine all of this might put you off. Fortunately, you’re not alone on this journey. Dalosy has a lot of knowledge and experience with Android, apps and MDM and can support you. So, it’s all gain an no pain!
Don’t forget your Mobile Device Management
So you’re not only looking for a solution to switch to Android, but also to manage it. But Mobile Device Management isn’t something you can ‘just’ delegate. It’s more complicated to manage all the devices in your organization when they run on Android rather than Windows. You need an expert for this.
Are you looking for a reliable partner to manage your mobile devices? Then you should get in touch with us.
Why should you choose Dalosy?
We provide solutions for hardware, software and mobile device management. With our long track record in this business, we are able to understand your challenges and speak the same language.
- a certified professional services team with a broad knowledge of hardware, software and wireless
- more than 20 years of experience with Windows Mobility
- more than 5 years of experience with Android implementations
- an in-house software development team
- an impressive track record. Dalosy has been working with high-standard organizations such as Nike, KLM and Ahold for years, taking care of Android roll-outs and Mobile Device Management.
Dalosy ensures continuity of your organisation regarding the migration and management of Android Enterprise Mobility.
Dalosy makes the difference for your business
Over the years, Dalosy has been specialized in providing complete solutions. This means that we do everything we can to make life easier for you. First, we have a conversation to discuss you wishes and to assess what you really need. Then we present a solution that perfectly fits your wishes and needs, and we implement that solution. Finally, we continue to support you by offering you technical support, maintenance and managed services. We take care of your mobile hardware, software, wireless and services.
Do you want to know how we take your business to the next level? Give us your challenge. We’d love to help you out!Contact us for some advice. No strings attached!