Good-Bye Microsoft Vista

Official support for Microsoft Vista runs out on 12 April 2017.  I dare say that many desktop users wouldn’t be sad to see Vista go, for this operating system was terrible, mediocre at best.

Vista had a lukewarm reception when it was released in 2007, and was shoved out of the limelight in 2009 when Windows 7 arrived. It reached its peak in 2010 when it held somewhere between 15 to 26 percent of market share, but Windows 7 had already surpassed it. These days only about 0.8% of users are actually using Vista.

 The best option all round would be to upgrade straight through to Windows 10. No point upgrading to Windows 7 as this is also End of Life (EOL).

Windows 7 has had a great run, but the main stream support ended in 2015 and extended support is not much further away.

Microsoft are also saying that Office 2007 will no longer be supported from October 2017, and Windows 8 is due to stop mainstream support January 2018.

So it is time to upgrade and move onto Windows 10 with Office 2013 or 2016.

Windows 10 which was launched 2015, has proven itself to be stable operating system, with Office 2013 / 2016 / O365 offering much the same.

We are seeing everyday clients moving to the O365 platform for a more mobile environment. We have the experience with upgrading and migrating to both Office 2016 and Office 365 platforms.

For more information on how you can upgrade or migrate to the latest software, call your local TCT Office today.

Robert Brown

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