Monday, July 6, 2015

Waiting on the Windows 10 release? You may have to wait a little longer.

The internet is buzzing with positive reviews from those that have been working with the beta version of Microsoft's Windows 10 and word is spreading quickly.

Windows 8 and 8.1 did not receive the warm welcome Microsoft had hoped for among consumers largely due to it's tablet-like graphic interface. While 8.1 saw a make shift revival of the coveted and frequently used "Start Button" many people have expressed their disdain for the operating system. In many cases our customers come to us specifically asking for computers with Windows 7.

For one year Microsoft is giving away free Windows 10 upgrades to current users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Windows 10 also delivers a more familiar experience than it's predecessor which has many end users breathing a sigh of relief and very excited for it's July 29th release date. Unfortunately, many of those patiently waiting to get their hands on Windows 10 may have to wait a little longer according to Microsoft.

Patience is a virtue and in this case we feel that Microsoft is making the right move by releasing Windows 10 in waves.

The first to receive the new Windows 10 update will be those that have been helping Microsoft test out the newest operating system through the "Windows Insider Program". According to Terry Myerson who is Microsoft's executive vice president of operating systems Microsoft "will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th." This is similar to the way Apple has released iOS updates in the past.

We have been telling our clients for a while now that they shouldn't attempt to install Windows 10 as soon as it's released. Especially in production environments where any glitches or kinks could end up costing their business time and money. By releasing the update in waves Microsoft is giving itself time to resolve as many issues as possible before it's widely released. It also makes a lot of sense in terms of the strain an "all at once release" would put on Microsoft's back-end infrastructure.

Here at Tomlin Tech we've had some time to play around with the latest operating system and we think that it'll be worth the wait.

Thanks for reading!

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