Many of us have felt a great disturbance in the force as if millions of IT Pros are ready to leave behind the comfort of Windows 7 and embrace Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10.
Unlike with Window 8.1, there seems to be a genuine excitement from IT Pros and businesses alike to make the jump to Windows 10 as early as possible and certainly within the first year after the official launch date of 29th July 2015. The guys from Spiceworks have recently released the results from a new survey which indicates a staggering 94% of IT Pros are interested in Windows 10 adoption.
Why all this buzz for Windows 10? Experts believe its driven primarily by the withdrawal of support for Windows XP and the lack lustre appeal of Windows 8 and its strangely named update Windows 8.1.
Alongside this, looking at the product itself both the welcome return of the Start Menu and the fact that Windows 10 is a free upgrade for users with Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 all add to the general interest in the new product.
So are there any negatives?
For business it appears that worries over application compatibility, potential bugs and lack of driver support are the main concerns, whereas IT Pros are more concerned about security and this latest operating system may well offer them the safest option.
What about training?
Nearly 60% of respondents said that that user training on Windows 10 is on the agenda once it is released on 29th July.
We are busy at IT Masterclasses putting together some short courses on Windows 10 and these will be delivered by our very own Windows MVP Andrew Bettany.