Windows 10 is coming soon ...
Familiar, yet better than ever, Windows 10 has a number of important updates...
- The return of the Start menu you know and love. It is faster than before with a quick start up and resume
- Your personal assistant Cortana will be ready to greet you
- Windows Hello hails the arrival of facial recognition
- Internet Explorer is finally replaced with Microsoft Edge
- Continuum sees the seemless transition between using a mouse and a touch screen
- And so much more to your PC or tablet
Where does Resolve stand on Windows 10?
At Resolve I've had a look at the technical previews of Windows 10 and we are all really excited about it. It looks great and I am sure it will be a massive improvement on Windows 8 and 8.1.
However we can't start testing it in a production environment until the final release on 29th July, just in case Microsoft changes anything before then.
In terms of testing, we need to make sure it works with all our internal applications before we decide whether to update all of our systems. We will be sure to backup all of our data and settings so we can roll back if we run into any difficulties!
We would recommend that any customers that want to be early adopters of Windows 10 follow the same sort of process; ensuring they have tested all their internal applications and systems to check that they are compatible before updating all their machines.
We'd be delighted to share our experiences with you and help you set up Windows 10, but for the most part we'd recommend waiting to see what the general feedback from other early adpoters is before taking the plunge!
How To Know When You're Ready to Upgrade
Microsoft say they "will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after 29th July. Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users."
Customers not joined to a domain will see this icon in the system tray at the bottom of the screen, simply clicking on the icon, and then completing the reservation process will signal their willingness to join the Windows 10 upgrade.
If your machines are joined to a Windows domain you will need to contact IT Support to enable the update, so give us a call when your business is ready to start planning the roll-out.