Windows 10 Free Upgrade to all except Enterprise Customers

There has been much excitement recently about Microsoft’s new Operating System, Windows 10. Microsoft’s dedication to their customers’ ideal computing experience has been the motivation behind the design of the next generation of Windows and has formed the basis of their decision to release it as a free upgrade for small businesses and domestic users. The free upgrade will be offered for the first year after release for those customers currently running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 Professional and Windows Phone 8.1. and whilst there is no official release date as of yet, Microsoft have said it will be ‘later this year’.

The free upgrade doesn’t extend to those customers currently using Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise but Microsoft will be releasing two new operating system servicing plans to make life easier for firms planning to upgrade. The increased security and flexibility of Windows 10 will be particularly attractive to big business, details of which can be found here.

Trident are in an excellent position to assist in building a strategy for deploying Windows 10 across any network and assess the implications that arise after upgrading operating systems. It’s important that any new operating system works with all other company systems, which is where Trident’s expertise helps to test and ensure compatibility as part of a deployment plan. We’d be more than happy to advise on the best possible deployment route, so don’t hesitate to call us on 01273 662777 if you have any questions.

Once upgraded to Windows 10 you get the benefit of automatic upgrades, drawing a comparison to the way Microsoft operate their cloud based software platform, Office 365. This is ‘Windows-as-a-service’, meaning that once upgraded, presumably you’ll never need to pay to upgrade again, putting an end to the tradition of operating systems being used to update hardware. An exciting prospect and particularly advantageous to all consumers, business and domestic.

If you’d like more details about the additional features of Windows 10, you can read about them on the Microsoft blog here.