When Microsoft released Windows 10 formally on September 30, 2014 and finally on July 29, 2015, the Redmond-based tech-giant had expected a lot of things from it. But seeing the negative press around the adoption rates of this self-acclaimed operating system, or, so to say, in order to solidify their place in the market, the company has now decided to talk only about how 200 million people have installed Windows 10 within just five months, instead of divulging how enterprises are putting off their Windows 10 migrations.
The company, therefore, does not want to leave any stone unturned when it comes to a substantial effort to have Windows 10 installed on the majority of functioning operating systems among the enterprise and consumer market.
As you know Microsoft and Intel have been closely working together for quite some time now. Taking advantage of this close connection between Windows and Intel’s CPU’s, Microsoft has consciously designed the former on the principles that support the latest Intel chipset innovations. Talking about this particular aspect, Microsoft published a blog which mentioned:
“We are particularly excited about the work we’ve done with Intel on their new 6th generation Intel Core processors (code named “Skylake”). Compared to Windows 7 PC’s, Skylake when combined with Windows 10, enables up to 30x better graphics and 3x the battery life – with the unmatched security of Credential Guard utilizing silicon supported virtualization. We and our partners are continuing to invest, innovate, and update to drive continued performance improvements across Windows 10 and Skylake devices.”
“Lenovo is committed to driving innovation and is inspired by the technology advances enabled by Windows 10 and 6th generation Intel Core processors. Our newest products, such as ThinkPad X1 and Lenovo YOGA, are designed to deliver significant new capabilities to customers around the world,” said Gerry Smith, COO Lenovo PC, Enterprise and Global Operations, executive vice president, Lenovo. “We applaud Microsoft’s commitment to helping all of their customers take advantage of the Windows operating system family and in particular, leveraging the latest innovations on new Windows 10 devices. We will continue to work alongside Microsoft and Intel to ensure customers maintain the highest level of confidence in the security, reliability and performance of devices running on Windows and Intel platforms.”
As you can further see, Microsoft is offering all possible assurances to ensure that things with Windows 10 are kept running. Despite this, there are still many customers who continue to believe that Windows 7 is more reliable in nature as compared to the Windows 10. While both, Windows 7 and Windows 8, are time – limited with their services expiring by 2020 and 2023, respectively – you will ultimately be forced to migrate to Windows 10 for this reason:
“Through July 17, 2017, Skylake devices on the supported list will also be supported with Windows 7 and 8.1. During the 18-month support period, these systems should be upgraded to Windows 10 to continue receiving support after the period ends. After July 2017, the most critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates will be addressed for these configurations, and will be released if the update does not risk the reliability or compatibility of the Windows 7/8.1 platform on other devices.”
However, only time will tell what the future has in store for Microsoft. So, just wait and watch.