Even though the end-of-service (EOS) date for Windows 7 was January 14, 2020, it is reported that 28 percent of all Windows PCs are still running Windows 7. You'd think that, with the extensive advanced warning, organizations would have migrated from Windows 7 a while ago to avoid the steep cost of the Microsoft Extended Security Updates (ESUs). So what's holding people back from migrating?
According to Statcounter.com, 27% of Windows desktops are still running Windows 7 - despite the OS officially reaching the end of its life on January 14. Tech publication Gadget confirms this, stating that “around 28 percent” of the estimated 1.3 billion active Windows users are still on Windows 7. That means that there are still roughly 364M Windows 7 devices in the enterprise today.
Filed Under: Legacy Application Modernization, Cloud Application Migration, Application Modernization, Windows 10, Digital Transformation, Virtual Desktops, VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Windows Virtual Desktop, Windows 7
If your organization relies on any Windows 7 applications, then you are painfully aware that Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020 - in less than two weeks. And like many organizations, you may be holding off on migrating to Windows 10 because you’re concerned about whether or not your Windows 7 applications will be compatible.
I was just reading a great article by Erica Mixon of TechTarget's SearchEnterpriseDesktop and SearchVirtualDesktop sites where she provides three great tips on preparing for the upcoming Windows 7 deadline. As you likely know, official support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates will no longer be available for Windows 7.
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