Microsoft Telemetry Review

Article: Embrace Office 2016, But Avoid Microsoft’s Migration Strategy

Many organizations are considering an upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016, especially with product support for Office 2007 ending in October 2017. While Microsoft offers a free upgrade assessment tool – Telemetry – it downplays early, comprehensive file discovery and corresponding risk planning but instead ultimately promotes a reactive approach to fixing conflicts identified by users.

Such an avoidance strategy and the related technical flaws in Microsoft’s recommended migration upgrade strategy result in undue delays and productivity losses for end users, demand for greater IT support and hidden costs from required remediation.

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