Windows What? Windows 7 and What to Expect Beyond

27 02 2012

Yeah I know, it is getting quite confusing.  Are you even on Windows 7 operating system yet?  Me neither.  Now Windows 8 operating systems is coming out.  I hope these resources provide a little guidance for the individual and business as to what to do next.

One of the most important things to consider is the current applications you are using.  Are they compliant with the operating system you are looking to go to?  It is important you get confirmation before proceeding in any way, you can create quite a lot of nightmares for yourself if you have application issues. Here are a couple of tips to consider:

1.  Confirm important applications you use work with the new operating system

2.  Confirm all old files will work with the new operating system

3.  Confirm your computer meets operating requirements.

Why change?  Well if you have older computers simply replacing them may be in order and you may be force to go to the latest operating system. Your older operating system may no longer be supported and if your computer crashes you may be plumb out of luck.   Here is a good reference to see what is Windows 7 Compatible:  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx

If you have anything older than Windows XP, er, uh, you are outdated.  Otherwise, here are some life cycle details of current, active ,Microsoft Windows Operating systems:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/lifecycle

For the enterprise here is a nice post about some thoughts that need to be evaluated:  http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/how-and-when-will-enterprise-apps-be-made-windows-8-ready/11898

Take your time, do the research. Today, most of our business and personal life is on computers. You know what, you are worth it!

P.S.  I liked this recent blog post identifying a couple of Windows 8 features you may not be familiar with:  http://bit.ly/AaDNWT

Guest Blog Written by Michael F. Ross, President @ Absolute Networking, http://www.allcommunicate.com/blog

Advertisements

Actions

Information

One response

27 02 2012
Michael F.

Thanks for allowing me to offer some insights on the latest Windows revelations Brandon. I hope I was able to fill some gap for your readers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: