Before making any changes, be sure to check with your software vendors about compatibility.
Whenever Microsoft releases a new operating system we get questions about whether or not someone should update. Like most major businesses we advise taking caution. In the past, major new Windows releases have new drivers for printers and sensors and have often required updates from third party software vendors such as Dexis, XDR, and Schick. Before making any changes, be sure to check with your software vendors about compatibility. You cannot upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows XP or Vista without reinstalling all other software. There are also hardware requirements to be considered and your favorite IT firm should be able to provide some advice about this.
For our part, pcLink is our "Window into Windows" and we have been playing with the pre-release versions of Windows 8 to see how it works. While there are some minor display issues, pcLink appears to perform as expected. We are working on a major update to pcLink for Windows to take advantage of the improved graphics environment found on Windows 7 and 8 and expect this to be available in the coming weeks.