Anytime the sound booth gets upgraded, the tech leaders should be asking questions to make sure it is the best move. This includes software upgrades. With the release of Windows 8, I was tempted to jump at the chance to upgrade and be at the front of the technology pack.

Then I started asking questions. Do we actually need an upgrade? Will my programs work with Windows 8? Do I have the time and want to put forth the effort to train the team on a new system? (Especially when the new interface is so different.) Will it actually do anything to improve sound booth operations?

I answered these questions for myself, and i’m pretty sure my church won’t be upgrading to Windows 8 very soon.

Not because it is a bad OS, but simply because it is not necessary right now.