Happy Anniversary Windows 10
With the first anniversary of its release to the public drawing closer, there are a few important things to know about Windows 10:
Microsoft are releasing an ‘Anniversary Update’
To coincide with the anniversary of Windows 10, Microsoft are releasing the second major update to the operating system, which will include many new features and enhancements. To find out about the upcoming changes, take a look here:
Free Upgrade Offer is ending soon
On 29th July 2016, Microsoft will end the offer to upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system for free. For the majority of our business customers this news will be of little consequence, however some of you may have a home/personal computer you have been meaning to upgrade. For more information on upgrading, take a look here:
Using the Free Upgrade Offer in your business
The Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer is generally targeted at home/home office users, however there’s nothing preventing businesses from upgrading their existing computers in the same way. Upgrading may sound simple enough, but in reality there are several considerations, logistical pitfalls, user disruption and dos/don’ts, especially for businesses with a large number of computers and bespoke software that needs to be compatible with the new OS.
Before the 29th July deadline, we would like to offer up to 5 customers interested in upgrading, a promotional fixed-rate per computer to get you onto Windows 10. This would be subject to feasibility/compatibility checks and individual circumstances. Please contact us for more information.
Buying new computers with Windows 7
There will of course be many businesses that wish to stay on Windows 7 to maintain a level platform and full compatibility with any line of business software. These businesses will need to make sure that they are aware of Microsoft’s operating system support and sales lifecycle, as there are specific markers in the sand for being able to purchase new computers with Windows 7 preinstalled.
The key date is October 31st 2016 – Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will no longer be sold with a new PC. For more information, click below or feel free to contact us or your software vendor to see if Windows 10 will be compatible with your IT environment.
All the Best,
The Somerbys IT Team.