January 17, 2017
Microsoft did everything in its capacity to get user to take advantage of the update that is free Windows 10. It even nagged and fooled people in order to get them on-board before it absolutely was too late. This didn’t exactly look at well with those that wished to stay with their old, reliable type of Windows. Microsoft is now calling out anybody who passed on the update and Windows that is still using 7 especially those in an enterprise setting. It says that operating system is outdated, as well as with patches, it is not safe and secure enough.
Windows 7 was launched in 2009, offering a reprieve through the nightmare that has been Vista. This OS update not merely cleaned up lots of the junk that is unnecessary Windows, it streamlined the device to make it run better on low-power netbooks. Those were really hot at that time. Now, not so much. Windows 7 also introduced the taskbar that is new “Aero” window management, and libraries.
Microsoft seems determined to not end in another Windows XP situation, which required several support extensions to ensure the company wasn’t leaving too many users behind. It absolutely was finally in a position to end official support for XP in 2014, almost 13 years after it was released. Now, you merely get active support and updates for XP in case your business has an custom that is expensive contract with Microsoft. Right now, Windows 7 has extended support guaranteed through 13, 2020 january. After that, no more public patches will be rolled out. Although, Microsoft says the general public patches is probably not enough to keep Windows 7 safe anyway.
Markus Nitschke, the head of Windows at Microsoft Germany posted a rundown of the situation on Microsoft’s Technet site. With it he says Windows 7 “does not meet up with the requirements of modern tools, nor the high security requirements of IT departments.” It’s based on a security model from almost about ten years ago as of this true point, which does not consider the nature of online threats. Nitschke says that looking forward to the official end of support to move can lead to added costs from malware.
Meanwhile, Microsoft says Windows 10 is considered the most secure OS it has ever released. It includes biometric login support, application sandboxing, and advanced threat protection via Windows Defender. These features make Windows 10 effective at repelling some threats it hasn’t even been specifically patched for yet.
With only three more several years of support, you may expect Microsoft will spend more and more time pushing this narrative that Windows 7 isn’t good anymore. It desperately