Windows 10 “To Be or Not To Be”

As a trusted technology advisor to 100’s of companies across the USA, many of our customers are asking us if they should make the move to Windows 10 now or wait, and if not now then when? For most customers we say wait. Whenever Microsoft releases a new operating system like Windows 10, most of the business applications you currently use to run your business are not fully compatible with Windows 10 for months, even years afterwards.

If you move all your employees workstations to Windows 10 there is a good chance you will experience a lot of issues, frustration and lost productivity; plus, potentially incur additional costs to manage and resolve the transition process.

Prior to making the jump to Windows 10, we at Platte River Networks recommend checking with your business application vendors to see if their application has been updated and is compatible with your infrastructure. Even if your application vendors say their application is compatible, start with upgrading only a few users to test and see that major problems do not arise. Many application vendors will say it is compatible without fully testing it with their customer base. Windows 7 is still a very safe, stable and compatible platform. There is no reason to move to Windows 10 right away and possibly disrupt your business until you can ensure that your environment is compatible and will support the change.

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