It’s official. Microsoft is finally letting go of its 10-year-old, often criticized operating system: Windows Vista. From April 11th onwards, the tech company will officially end support for Vista, meaning customers will be deprived of crucial security and software updates.
If your small- or medium-sized business has yet to get a Windows 10 upgrade, fret not! Microsoft has just announced the good news. The tech giant is bringing back free Windows 10 upgrades exclusively for SMBs that passed on the previous offer. If you’re still doubting about getting that upgrade, these additional facts might help you change your mind.
Support is defined as providing assistance, encouragement, or comfort to help someone achieve a certain goal. For Mac’s version of Microsoft Office, support comes in the form of add-ins that aim to enhance user experience. Although usability testing is currently underway, you can still read about the latest developments here:
Office add-ins are applications running within the suite’s constituent programs that provide features not available by default.
Kicking off the three-year countdown to end extended user support, Microsoft is bringing an end to the Windows 7 era — and for good reason. Because it’s so outdated, security patches are no longer able to keep it safe. Without a solid operating system, not only will users work at sluggish speeds, but they’ll also be susceptible to numerous cyber threats that could ruin their business.
Windows 10 had a rough year. It’s been flooded with numerous complaints from users claiming that they were “tricked” into upgrading Windows 7 and uncontrollable OS updates. The new year is a time for new things, and that’s exactly what Microsoft is planning to do in 2017. It’s been speculated that Microsoft plans on addressing certain issues, but there are still many that are left unattended to.
Privacy is a luxury that few can afford to be without. However, private information can be easily compromised by hackers, scorned lovers and even operating systems themselves. Rumors run rampant concerning the data collection Windows 10 subjects its users to, so don’t wait to secure your business information.