By Chris Sweeney, Consultant – Microsoft Systems Management and End User Computing, Data#3
Regardless of whether you’re currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8, there are a number of compelling reasons why should you upgrade to the new Windows 10.
In this blog, I’ll focus on current Windows 7 users and then follow up with a second blog for those users currently running Windows 8.
One of the main reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 is the fact that Windows 7 has now moved into an extended support period and will be completely phased out by January 2020.
For Enterprise users, this means that there will be no further changes to the design or features of Windows 7. What’s more, updates that don’t specifically relate to security (e.g. hotfixes) are no longer available unless the customer holds an extended hotfix support agreement with Premier Support.
Bottom line: if you continue to operate Windows 7, you’ll eventually get left behind!
Another key reason to transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is the fact that Windows 7 is no longer being supported on an increasing number of devices from mainstream hardware vendors, including HP, Lenovo and Dell.
That’s because these vendors continue to transition their device range from standard laptops to mobile friendly hybrid devices (e.g. tablets, convertible laptops, smartphones etc.), which offer all the benefits of touch capability.
Additionally, the Windows 10 Continuum interface seamlessly scales to the device you’re using, providing a consistent user experience across all your devices – functionality that’s absent from both Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Windows 10 has been designed to ensure the transition from Windows 7 is as seamless as possible for users, with the addition of some exciting new features, including:
A natural transition
Overall, current Windows 7 users should enjoy a seamless transition to Windows 10, with the added benefit of a range of new features to enhance the Windows experience.
We have lots more information about Windows 10, including special offers. Visit data3.com.au/windows10 now.
To learn more about why you should upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, contact Data#3 today.