Windows 10 is here

Windows 10 is here.

By: Stuart Waddington

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Windows 10 is here. After months of public testing the final version of Microsoft’s new operating system is rolling out to machines around the world.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/features

Those with qualifying versions of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 are able upgrade free of charge through an automated windows update.

Some users may have already noticed the Windows 10 notification appearing in their task bar. Domain joined computers (those part of a corporate network) may not have received this notification, but they could still be eligible for the free upgrade.

Whilst this may be welcome news for existing Windows users, it also brings with it a warning to those running non-Microsoft business applications such as desktop versions of Sage Accounts.

Sage

A number of Sage products will not be supporting Windows 10, at least not on its release date.

We strongly recommend those planning to take up the free upgrade to check that all their software is properly supported and compatible with Windows 10, before installing the update.

For Windows 10 compatibility with Sage software you can check the following link for up to date information:

https://my.sage.co.uk/public/help/askarticle.aspx?articleid=33532

For those who do decide to take up the Windows 10 upgrade, as ever we strongly recommend you take extra backup copies of all your data before proceeding.

For further information, or help with your software please contact it@pierce.co.uk