russellhltn wrote:It's not an isolated opinion, or even a new one.
I brought ChromeOS into the conversation to say that perhaps "they" will decide to move away from Windows. If MLS is discontinued for local use, then all that's needed is a web box that can do OpenOffice/LibreOffice. You don't need Windows for that. Both ChromeOS and Android have been growing in that area. ChromeOS in particular has some offerings by "Tier 1" level suppliers.
I'm guessing you didn't even actively use Windows 8/8.1 in a business environment. Most of our users in our building do not use OpenOffice/LibreOffice because it is not very useable. Especially when they start a formatted document in Office at home and bring it to the church to print. Does Google use ChromeOS for their corporate machines? What other companies have deployed it in a managed Enterprise environment?
russellhltn wrote:OK, so why do you still have XP machines in the FHC?
Exactly my point! They say an upgrade disk is sent, you never get it, you call again, wash, rinse, repeat.
russellhltn wrote:From Meetinghouse Technology Roles and Responsibilities: STAKE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (STS)
"4.7 Coordinates with FM through PFR to ensure meetinghouses have approved and working technology equipment
"4.10 Maintains inventory of meetinghouse technology hardware and software including date of acquisition, warranty, and licensing information"
Sorry, while it's not solely the STS's fault, there's some to go around. Earlier versions made it clear he was to provide input on the 4th year to get it budgeted. It would certainly be in the stake's self-interest to make sure it's on FM's radar.
Regardless, if your stake still has XP machines, it's a local issue, not a result of CHQ policy.
FM are church employees, managed by CHQ. There is also a discrepancy in the policy. We both have links showing two different owners of the inventory. Again, CHQ issue. Also our STS have sent many messages to FM about machines with XP, again not a local issue.