As you may have heard, Microsoft Windows 10 is being released next month. There are several details to keep in mind before you consider upgrading to this new version as listed below.
- The upgrade to Windows 10 is supposed to be free to consumers on Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1. It is unclear at this time if the free upgrade will apply to businesses. Microsoft states that Enterprise licensing is not included, but it is unclear if Enterprise licensing includes licenses purchased by companies. Also, if you are not on the above stated versions, a two-step upgrade is required.
- Review the Windows 10 hardware specifications to make sure your workstation or tablet meets the minimum requirements
- Not all software a business uses will be instantly ready to work on this new version of Windows when it gets released. For example, Intuit has not yet released or stated when Windows 10 will be a supported operating system for Quickbooks. Before you upgrade, we recommend you verify all software you and your company uses will be supported on the new OS.
- New software versions of this magnitude typically has several bugs to work through. It does not always pay to be the early adopter as they work through the issues.
We recommend waiting for some time before upgrading to allow other technology and support to get onboard with the new operating system. If you are interested in upgrading and would like our assistance verifying software or hardware needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you would like for us to help.