On January 13, 2015 Windows 7 moved from mainstream support to extended support. Microsoft will continue to provide security updates until the 14th January 2020. The end of main stream support means that Microsoft will not be releasing any new features and the only support available will come at a price.
Windows 10, the next Enterprise oriented version of Windows, is intended to be released in the second half of 2015, and there is a Windows 10 announcement being delivered on the 21st January 2015 to give a heads up on what Microsoft are planning for their Enterprise OS.
APPtechnology has a wealth of experience in OS and Application Migrations, and we would be delighted to talk to any enterprise considering becoming an early adopter of Windows 10. With our project mobilisation services covering project planning, lessons logs, stakeholder management, migration readiness and risk management we can reduce your business case and PID workloads, streamline your project delivery and reduce project timescales and costs.
As technology continues to develop, it is true that some older programs become casualties of innovation. This often leaves organisations with important decisions to be made as older applications may not be compatible with the latest operating platforms such as Windows 10.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation due to come into force on 25 May 2018, at which time businesses and organisations’ responsibilities for the handling and processing of personal data will change.
In less than two years, Microsoft will end extended support for Windows 7. With an estimated 69%* of corporations still to migrate to Windows 10, now’s the time to start thinking and planning a successful transition.