If you’re not using Windows 10 already, you’re already behind the curve! Microsoft’s latest operating system has been released for more than two years now, and the early adopters have ironed out all the bugs that have plagued new Windows releases for years. Windows 10 is (finally) ready for business!
For most IT teams, changing operating systems can be a process that takes years and thousands of hours. Anyone who remembers the migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 knows there’s rarely an easy way to move people from one version of Windows to the next. While IT teams have enjoyed the relative stability of Windows 7 for the last 8 years, Microsoft has now moved to a rolling release model for most of their software and is bringing all of us, like it or not, along with them.
That said, the move doesn’t have to be scary or complicated. New tools from Microsoft coupled with a near seamless upgrade process from Windows 7 to Windows 10 make it easier than ever to move. We’ve had amazing success with customers so far and migrations have been completed faster than teams thought were possible! Between our migration of 100 machines in a conference room during company sales meetings, or county-wide rollouts of Windows 10 to computers on slow network links, we’ve seen it all!
Still not convinced now is the time to make the move? Well, here’s a short list of reasons now is just the right time to make the move to Windows 10 for your organization!
1. Hardware support
Drivers are easier than ever to manage with Windows 10. The new features and optimizations in Windows 10 help your computers last even longer on battery, and operate more securely than ever before.
2. Security Updates
Did you know that Microsoft is not releasing security updates for Windows 7? As part of Microsoft’s push to secure computing environments everywhere, they will no longer release security updates for Windows 7 installations on newer computer hardware. If you want to remain compliant and up to date with security updates, you’ve got to be on Windows 10!
3. New Features
Ever unlocked your computer with your face? Or used Cortana, your very own virtual assistant, to find a file or set a meeting on your calendar? Want to effortlessly keep your system running faster, longer? All of this is possible with new features that exist only in Windows 10.
4. Enhanced Corporate Management
This one is more for you than your users. Windows 10 comes with more policy and management settings than ever. Control content access, manage more with Group Policy and PowerShell, and leverage new ‘born in the cloud’ toolsets to make administering Windows 10 easier than you thought was possible!
5. Familiar Experiences and Mobile Readiness
Remember the Windows 8 ‘start menu’ that no one quite understood? Windows 10 finally gives you your old start menu back, but still provides interfaces that are touch-friendly and ready for use on your tablet, convertible, or touch-enabled laptop.
All these features are great, but what about the continuous releases? The whole, ‘Windows as a Service’ idea? Well, if your team isn’t quite ready for the transition, let Prosum help! We’ve got a team of experts on hand to help educate and transform your IT organization, or even do all the heavy lifting ourselves! From day-long education sessions, to ongoing Windows-as-a-service managed services, we can help bring your team into the new era of Windows computing. Reach out so we can help your team do more!