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The Deadline to Migrate to Windows 10 Has Passed: What Now?

For those who recently missed the deadline to migrate to Windows 10, extended Windows 7 support will be costly. And, with the current state of the threat landscape, companies can’t afford to go without critical patching and updates. Those organizations who haven’t migrated to Windows 10 yet or executed a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement for 2020 are currently looking at hefty Windows 7 costs for extended support fees—or leaving their devices unprotected. With the support fees increasing every year, the cost of procrastination is only going up. Additionally, companies that push off paying Windows 7 extended support will still have to pay the full cost of earlier updates as Microsoft rolls “cumulative updates” into the support costs for later years for those who have not stayed up to date. Your Options [...]

Microsoft Pushes Users to Windows 10

This post on Windows 10 migration announcements was contributed by CentricsIT Global Services Executive Don Pettingill. Pettingill works from the CentricsIT office in Charlotte, NC (USA). Haven’t made the migration to Windows 10 yet? That could cost you. Microsoft recently announced a new annual fee for Windows 7 support effective as of January 2020—a fee that will increase in price every year. With this announcement, many organizations are rushing to plan their transition to Windows 10. The level of complexity to achieve a successful migration varies greatly from organization to organization, group to group within a given organization, as well as user by user. As such, these organizations face the risk of having operations and users’ productivity heavily impacted during the migration initiative. Horror stories of users facing downtime and other issues for [...]