Most likely, you’ve heard the news that Windows 10 will be released later this year. So what is Windows 10 and what does that mean for you and your organization?

Windows 10 is the latest Operating System (software engine that drives your computer) from Microsoft. Currently, you might be using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8. In case you’re wondering about Windows 9, there isn’t one because Microsoft skipped from Windows 8 to Windows 10 (supposedly because 10 is such a big step forward).

  • If your computer has Windows XP and you’re using it to access the internet, you could run into a serious problem because Microsoft is no longer releasing software updates to protect Windows XP. Please stop using this computer and look for a Windows 7 computer quickly.
  • If your computer has Windows Vista, you can safely use it until April 11, 2017. On this date, Windows will stop releasing software updates.
  • If your computer has Windows 7 or Windows 8, you’ll want to upgrade to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year.

I have been testing Windows 10 for several months and I’m quite impressed with it. It performs solidly and has integrated the best features of Windows 7 and 8. The good news is that if you have Windows 7 or 8, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free for a year after it is released! If you need help purchasing a Windows 7 computer or would like to learn more about Windows 10, please feel free to drop us a line at I’ll be sharing more about Windows 10 in future articles.