As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 7. What does that mean for users who are still on the sun setting software? PCs operating on Windows 7 will continue to run but can no longer receive any security updates. In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support. Users can continue to use Windows 7, but after support has ended, devices will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Alternatively, upgrading to Windows 10 means continuity receiving the latest security updates and much safer data storage. An upgrade could be applied to a compatible Windows 7 PC with these requirements and a full license. Schools and districts with 1,000 or more PCs can be nominated by OSI for a Modern Desktop Assessment service. If you have yet to move most of your devices to Windows 10, Microsoft will pay for us to spend 3 days with you to assess and plan your upgrade options.
Today’s schools need solutions to transform classroom time and meet the unique needs of all students. Better technology helps teachers improve learning outcomes. Windows 10 can assist teachers with built-in support for interactive tools like digital pens and Microsoft Immersive Reader, a free app to improve reading speed and comprehension. Schools need strong security too, and Windows 10 offers our strongest protection for student privacy and information. School IT departments have reported spending 34% less time handling security issues. Windows 10 is also familiar and easy to use allowing you to get more value from your existing technology. 99% of Windows 7 apps are compatible with Windows 10 Pro. Some of the key benefits of Windows 10 compared to Windows 7 for schools include:
Better learning outcomes: Prepare students for the future by providing a platform for collaborating, exploring, personalized learning, and productivity.
Security: Windows 10 is the most secure, robust, and flexible Windows ever for your students. With multiple layers of integrated security, this is the most secure Windows yet.
Easy setup and management: Easily set up and deploy Windows 10 devices using Set up School PCs. Add In-tune for Education (sold separately) to manage classroom devise and apps from a web console, so students and teachers can spend more time learning and connecting.
Digital ink: Take notes, navigate, draw, doodle, and edit. Discover all the ways you can be productive and get creative with a digital pen.
Cortana: Free up time and your hands by talking to your computer. Speak your mind and let your PC do the typing.
Accessibility: Windows 10 includes built-in, meaningful innovation to help students of differing abilities to be independent, efficient, and engaged whether they are reading, creating, collaborating, or organizing their work.
Microsoft Edge: Microsoft Edge is the fast, safe browser to get things done on the web. It has unique capabilities designed to help students and teachers stay focused and organized so they can accomplish more with less effort.
The right technology is a cornerstone to a quality 21st-century education. Do not allow outdated systems to hold your students and faculty back. Schedule a free consultation with a technology advisor to learn more about bulk upgrades and discounts with OSI. For more than 30 years OSI Technology has helped business owners, educators and IT decision-makers build high-performing technology solutions. Schedule a consultation today using our online contact form or calls us at 800-677-1778.