Microsoft May 31, 2019

Windows 7 & Office 2010 – End of support for your company.

Support for Windows 7 and Office 2010 will be coming to an end on 14 January 2020 and 13 October 2010 respectively: This means that Microsoft will only provide program and security updates to those customers who have purchased extended support. Modern, digital workplace requirements can no longer be fulfilled with the end of support at the latest. However, this also gives companies the opportunity to take a step towards the future of work. The time to take act is now ...

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Windows 10 and Office 365 are the future. The combination enables companies to offer their employees the important features of the Modern Workplace while simultaneously taking processes and productivity to whole new level. Being able to work securely on a variety of devices in a variety of locations are central to this, as is working on the go.


What’s more, using various Windows 10 measures significantly increases security levels within companies. This applies to both basic and account protection. This can be easily set up easily using Windows Hello and Dynamic Lock. Using biometric data for authentication via face detection and fingerprints is also possible. These data are stored locally in accordance with GDPR. Windows 10 virus and threat protection ensures optimal protection in combination with integrated anti-malware protection Windows Defender ATP, meaning you no longer need ancillary third party solutions. The described security features can be found and configured under “Security at a glance”, particularly as security-relevant features are largely updated automatically.


How to be productive.

Windows 10 provides the foundation for the modern and secure workplace while Office 365 delivers productivity. Customers can select the plan that works for their company from the extensive Office 365 suite. E3 is the most commonly selected version which includes all important business features such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and Teams.


With one licence, an end user can use up to 15 devices (five per device class), meeting flexible working requirements. Office also recognises which document was last worked on, independent of device which leverages seamless working. In addition, several colleagues can work on one document at the same time. The opportunities for a new form of collaboration are manifold, as teams can work and develop ideas independent of their location.


Act now.

Companies need to see the end of support as an opportunity that could also play an important role in recruiting. The Modern Workplace is a critical component in being recognised as an attractive employer. Companies basically have three options: migrate to the cloud to Office 365 or Microsoft 365, upgrade to the current versions of Windows and Office, or purchase extended support if cloud migration is not currently possible. Together, we’ll find the best way for you ....

Ulrich Faden
Leiter Competence Center Digitale Wirtschaft
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