Windows 7 was released in 2009, and the OS became an instant hit. It gained immense popularity and was the best product launched by the company after Windows XP. However, Microsoft committed to offering support for Windows 7 for ten years, and that period came to an end in January 2020. This does not mean that the users cannot use Windows 7, but Windows 7 will not get the latest security updates. So, it will become more vulnerable to cyber attacks, something that businesses across the world cannot afford.
It brought multiple challenges for companies as they had to ditch Windows 7 and make a transition to Windows 10. This situation posed a major challenge for IT teams because most systems would become obsolete as they did not have the hardware configuration to support Windows 10. And, the endpoints that support Windows 10 create another bottleneck for IT personnel as they have to spend hours and configure each system manually. That’s a lot of productive hours being wasted. Companies can also opt for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). But, it leaves them with even lesser control over the endpoints, further increasing the risk of the data being compromised.
As a result, traditional systems have become unnecessarily obsolete and have entered the market for resale. The word ‘unnecessary’ is used here because there is a way that will allow you to use your traditional systems – DaaS (Desktop as a Service) from a reputed service provider. It addresses multiple challenges that IT personnel face in transitioning from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Let’s look at some of them:
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One primary reason driving the sales spike of traditional systems is that conventional methods do not support Windows 10. But with DaaS, the system configuration of your machine does not matter. You can access your virtual desktop with Windows 10 installed on it via any multimedia device regardless of its OS and system configuration.
You can simply get in touch with a DaaS provider and get access to high-performance virtual desktops and run Windows 10 on your traditional systems.
Microsoft will end the support for Windows 10 in 2025. It means that businesses that had shifted from Windows 7 to Windows 10 will have to repeat the same tedious process in the coming years. Thus, they will end up wasting time and money doing the same process. But with DaaS, whenever the following change comes, the up-gradation process will be smoother and time-efficient. Also, you will not need to buy new hardware for the same.
However, DaaS providers generate their revenue by offering high-performance virtual desktops to their customers. It means that no matter how things change in the future, your virtual desktop will always be future-proof. In other words, your DaaS provider will be doing all the hard work and help you make the transition as smooth as possible.
When the OS changes, the proper functioning of business applications is necessary for business continuity. DaaS overcomes this problem as you can also stream essential apps on the cloud along with the new OS.
You can select individual apps and stream them on the cloud. You also have the freedom to choose to steam the apps within or separate from your virtual desktop. Companies that have updated their hardware infrastructure but are still struggling with compatibility issues can also stream individual apps.
Windows licensing is a complicated task. But if you opt for DaaS, this problem is also solved by your DaaS provider. It is their regular routine to deal with Windows licensing and have deep knowledge of different requirements.
Reputed service providers also partner with other Microsoft authorized service providers for a hassle-free experience. And even if your requirements change with time, the adjustments are made smoothly, ensuring that your business is not affected.
The transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is made seamless with DaaS. Your service provider will take care of most things, and all you need to do is convey your business requirements to their team. The right service provider will understand your business, design the systems as per your needs, and stream business-critical apps on the virtual desktops.
Wish to migrate your business from Windows 7 to Windows 10 by using DaaS? Call our Solution Consultant at 855-665-8910.