Windows 10 Extended Support for Business

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Windows 10 Extended Support for Business

Microsoft recently announced a new support schedule for Windows 10. This schedule changes how long patches are made available to “the last Windows version”. One of the major complaints by businesses is that a new Windows version comes way too fast. They don’t have ways to properly implement and deploy the new version just before it becomes unsupported. Microsoft has assured us that this practice is changing.

Beat to a new drum

In the past, each Windows 10 release had support for 18 months. 18 months isn’t a lot of time. Businesses need to check a lot of things when it comes to the main OS. Driver and application support, especially for LOB applications, all takes a while to test. Starting with the Fall release, Windows Enterprise is going to be supported for 30 months. This support cycle is one that many businesses enjoyed with Windows 7. The important key is that it’s only the September releases getting 30 month support. The Spring releases will continue support for 18 months. Also, other editions of Windows 10 such as Professional are not receiving this. If you are currently using Professional, we can help your business change over to Microsoft Volume Licensing.

Managing Transitions

Xinsto, a Microsoft Partner, is happy to assist your small business transition to Windows 10. We can assist you with deploying Windows 10 to your workforce as well as managing security updates. Our Managed IT Services platform is perfect for businesses of all sizes. We take the headache out of trying to manage your fleet. If you already have an IT team, contact us and see how our Co-Managed Services can help free up resources.

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