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Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrades Are Coming: What You Need to Know for Business & Home

10 years of support is a great thing, which contributes to why Microsoft‘s Office Products are included in StarPoint Advantage‘s trusted Technology Stack*.  In just a few weeks, Microsoft will be releasing Windows 10 as a “free upgrade to existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices within a year of its release.”  (Chowdhry, Forbes, 2015)

In a recent blog, we solved the mystery of the strange Windows icon suddenly appearing on workstations, which is tied to the upcoming upgrades Microsoft has planned for its users.

“Once a device is upgraded to Windows 10, it will be kept current for the ‘supported lifetime of the device’ at no additional cost. This means that Microsoft will automatically download and install mandatory software updates. And Microsoft recently posted an update to the Windows Lifestyle Fact Sheet that describes how long the ‘supported lifetime’ terms actually lasts.” (Chowdhry, Forbes, 2015)  This means you don’t have to worry about Microsoft discontinuing Windows 10 support in five years, or six, or…you get the picture.

In keeping with best practices, StarPoint Advantage will implement a waiting period to ensure the bugs are ironed out before deploying Windows 10 to our clients. However, newly purchased home computers will soon come with W10, so as your trusted partner in IT, StarPoint wants to keep you informed of the latest news regarding the operating systems on all your devices.

For additional details about the upcoming Windows 10 upgrades, please see the full article here.

 *StarPoint Advantage Technology Stack:   The Technology Stack is a set of software and hardware that is tested, reliable and easy to implement, reducing risks and enabling clients to focus on their business goals.

Cites:  Chowdhry, A. (2015, July 20). Microsoft Windows 10 Updates Will Be Mandatory For 10 Years. Retrieved July 23, 2015, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2015/07/20/windows-10-updates-10-years/

BY: Alison Liebrecht Alison Liebrecht

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