Looks like most enterprises are skipping Windows 8. What about Windows 8.1? Will you do it?

I think it's fair to say that most enterprises are skipping Windows 8, as most have just gone (or are still going) to Windows 7 from Windows XP. But I wonder: Now that we know more about the features of Windows 8.

I think it's fair to say that most enterprises are skipping Windows 8, as most have just gone (or are still going) to Windows 7 from Windows XP. But I wonder: Now that we know more about the features of Windows 8.1, do you plan on moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1? Why or why not?

Of course going from Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 or Windows 8 shouldn't be that big of a deal—certainly not like redesigning everything from scratch to get from Windows XP to 7. But with Windows 7 support lasting through 2020, is Windows 8.1 even on your radar, or will you just wait for Windows 9 or 10 or whatever's next?

I'm curious about thoughts in general on this, so I've created a super-simple, 4-question survey that you can take in about 15 seconds, asking:

  • What region of the world are you in?
  • How many users are at your company?
  • What primary version of Windows do you use now?
  • Are you planning on moving to Windows 8.1?

Take the survey here: [UPDATE: The survey is now closed. Check out the results.]

Windows 8 1 Survey

I'm also curious to hear more in the comments about why you will or will not go to Windows 8.1. It looks like Microsoft put a lot in there for enterprises (including the Start Button), but I wonder if that really matters? Or are we all just so fatigued after getting to Windows 7 that we'll ride it out as long as we can?

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