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Preparing for Windows 10 End of Life: What You Need to Know

June 13, 2024
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As we approach the countdown to Windows 10 end of life, it’s crucial for businesses to understand the implications and plan accordingly. Windows 10 currently powers nearly 70% of devices worldwide, but after October 14, 2025, Microsoft will no longer provide updates or support for this operating system.

Why Should You Care?

Windows 11 offers several advantages, including enhanced security features, improved performance, and a sleek user interface. Keep in mind that some older hardware may not be compatible with Windows 11 and you may need to consider extended security updates for continued support.

Steps to Prepare

  • Check Hardware Compatibility:
    Take an inventory of your existing devices and verify their compatibility with peripherals like printers and scanners.
  • Software Compatibility:
    Ensure that your essential software applications work seamlessly with Windows 11.
  • Create an Upgrade Plan:
    Develop a timeline for the transition and educate your team about the upcoming changes factoring in Windows 11 training.

Benefits of Windows 11

  • User-Friendly Interface: Windows 11 is designed for ease of use.
  • Enhanced Security: Collaborates seamlessly with your hardware to protect your data.
  • Optimised for Remote Work: Ideal for today’s flexible work environments.
  • AI-Powered Productivity: Explore Microsoft Copilot, an intelligent tool to boost efficiency.

Read about the full list of features and benefits of the new Windows 11.

Expert Guidance from C5 Alliance

As the largest provider of technology solutions in the Channel Islands, C5 Alliance is a trusted Microsoft Solutions Partner. Our designations ensure seamless integration with Microsoft technologies. With our deep understanding of Microsoft platforms, our customers have peace of mind knowing they are receiving high-quality solutions that drive their business forward efficiently and effectively.

Proven Expertise in Windows 11 Migration

At C5 Alliance, we have successfully migrated numerous financial institutions, utility companies, and small businesses to Windows 11 already. Our extensive experience in these sectors ensures that we understand the unique challenges and requirements of each industry.
Our team of experts is equipped to provide tailored solutions that meet your specific needs, ensuring a smooth and efficient transition. C5 is the only Direct Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider in the Channel Islands and we are experts in licensing and the optimisation of your Microsoft estate.

Contact our team to upgrade your business to Windows 11.