Still Using Windows 10? It’ll Cost You!

Recently Microsoft announced the sunsetting of Windows 10 on 10/14/2025. Okay… it’s had a good run, but what does this mean to you and your organization?  No more support means no more security updates… unless you’re willing to pay for them. Well, that’s a great alternative for people who hate change, but consider just how much you will be forced to pay to keep your environment safe. Year one Microsoft will charge $61 per device.  Okay, that seems alright… but consider that every year thereafter Microsoft will double the costs. In other words, procrastinate to 2030 and you’ll be paying more than $1K a device!

Why is Microsoft doing this? Usually, a sunset is a literal sunset – but Windows 10 popularity is such that Microsoft cannot just walk away from it. Nearly 70% of Windows users are still running on Windows 10. While the platform is popular, many are holding onto the operating system because Windows 11 requires at least 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, often unreachable requirements for older equipment.

If you and your organization need to upgrade to Windows 11 or perhaps migrate to the cloud and a ‘thin client’ environment, please let us know and we’d be happy to help you explore your options!

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