Windows 7 becomes end of life on January 14, 2020. Is your business still running on Windows 7? Or do you have a mix of operating systems in production? It’s time to start planning to migrate your business to the newest operating system, Microsoft Windows 10.
Here are the top 3 reasons to move to Microsoft Windows 10:
Security vulnerabilities exist for end of life operating systems.
Support for Windows 7 will be ending in January of 2020. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide patches (security updates, bug fixes) or technical support for devices running the Windows 7 operating system. Why is this important? Without security releases, these older operating systems are left vulnerable to cyber exploits. For instance, the most recent example is the BlueKeep attack. This targeted a remote code execution flaw in Remote Desktop Services for Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and the now end of support Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.
Windows 10 is advanced, innovative, and secure.
Snap enhancements and virtual desktops allow for users to manipulate the layout of the windows that are open on the desktop. For instance, grouping applications together based on project. Microsoft Edge is the new internet browser. A new reading view element blocks distracting content, making online reading and researching more focused. Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, can also help production. Cortana can deliver reminders and learns your searching behavior over time. Apart from being a supported OS with regular patch updates, Windows 10 is the most secure that Microsoft has ever built. Enhanced security features like identity and access control help protect against viruses, malware, and even phishing attacks.
Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use.
The Start menu is back by popular demand! The Start menu is enhanced with resizable tiles. This easily displays commonly used apps, and other new capabilities to help you be more productive. Updating and viewing available notifications is also much easier in Windows 10. While Windows 8.1 showed “toast” notifications from apps that disappeared after they timed out. In addition, the new Action Center lists all available notifications. This allows you to view and address them at times of your choosing and have a reminder of which are pending.