Posted by David Thibault / April 1, 2019 / Windows, Software Rollout / Deployment / Migration — 6 Comments ↓
Windows 7 has long been the preferred operating system for many businesses, even after the release of Windows 8 & Windows 10. Many business owners và IT decision-makers heard of Windows 8’s detractors & adopted an “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mentality regarding upgrades. As a result, a number of businesses continue lớn hold onto Windows 7, despite the fact that Microsoft’s support for the operating system has dwindled since 2015. So why should Windows 7 users make the switch to lớn Windows 10?
Microsoft Will No Longer Offer support for Windows 7 as of January 2020
This means businesses choosing khổng lồ stick with Windows 7 after that point will no longer be able to lớn receive updates, exposing their systems to many potential bugs và security issues. However, there is one alternative: organizations with Windows 7 volume licensing who can"t make the switch in time will have the option lớn pay for security updates for 3additional years. Microsoft reports that the price for this additional security coverage will increase on a year-to-year basis.
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In comparison, Windows 10 runs frequent, automatic checks for essential updates to ensure your system maintains optimal performance.Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability lớn delay/postpone updates from installing until they are free. In order khổng lồ minimize overall downtime, Microsoft has said that they will push these updates khổng lồ their Enterprise users less frequently.
New Software Releases Are Already Incompatible With Windows 7
Essential program suites such as Office 2019 are not compatible with Windows 7, và this promises khổng lồ be the trend moving forward with Microsoft ceasing support of Windows 7. Meanwhile, Windows 10 will continue to enjoy constant compatible software & app releases. If your business is in need of an Office suite upgrade, Windows 10 is by far the winner due to lớn its compatibility with Office 2019, the last standalone suite apart from Office 365.
Note: A work around to lớn using Office 2019 on a Windows 7 PC would be to lớn purchase an Office 365 subscription, which is supported on Windows 7. Office 365is the equivalent to Office 2019 & would receive regular updates whereas Office 2019 does not.
Windows 10 Is Faster
Although Windows 7 still outperforms Windows 10 across a selection of apps, expect this to be short-lived as Windows 10 continues lớn receive updates. In the meantime, Windows 10 boots, sleeps, & wakes faster than its predecessors, even when loaded on an older machine. While it may seem slight at first, this boost in performance can mean a parallel boost in productivity for your employees.
Windows 10 Is More Secure Than Windows 7
Windows 10 supports two-factor authentication, allowing your employees khổng lồ easily access their trương mục within a high-security setting. Data loss prevention is increased from the version in Windows 7, but is incorporated in a way that remains unobtrusive for the user. Similarly, the hardware detection features prevent outsiders from accessing your business’s information.
Perhaps the best tool within the security features of Windows 10 is the ability khổng lồ use the security features as a package, or deploy them individually, creating the best thiết lập for your business’s needs. In addition, you are able lớn use features like Cortana or turn them off if your business has specific security needs that may be risked by location or voice recognition settings.
Windows 10 Is Easier to lớn Use Than Its Predecessors
Features such as Aero Snap have been tweaked lớn allow up khổng lồ four windows on-screen at any given time. In addition, the way in which Windows suggests other windows fill mở cửa spaces on the monitor is more user-friendly. Easy, secure login across your company"s devices with a pin sạc allows your employees ease of access lớn their workstations, & the Microsoft cloud promotes collaboration và sharing lượt thích never before. These are just a few of the many reasons as khổng lồ why your company needs to come up with a Windows 10 upgrade strategy.
Still unsure it’s time to lớn upgrade? Speak with a professional khổng lồ determine how the kết thúc of Microsoft Windows 7 support could affect your business’s operations.