Still holding off on upgrading to Windows 10? May I ask why? You’ve probably thought about it, but then asked yourself if it’s really worth the investment. I’m here to tell you that YES, it’s worth it.
Windows 10 Professional is the gateway to accessing the most modern computing and security tools that your nonprofit needs to be successful. With Windows 10, you can implement the latest advancements in cloud adoption, security, production, and mobility. If you haven’t already made the upgrade, now is the time to consider these benefits and take the next step in moving your nonprofit forward.
Another major reason to consider this upgrade now is because support for Windows 7 will end on January 14, 2020.
Why Windows 10?The Best Operating System for Today’s Computing Needs: Windows 10 is available in 3
How to Upgrade?
Tech Impact wants to help you with your upgrade. Our Account Managers and Technology Teams are focused on having all workstations upgraded by end of 2018. Here is what you need to do:
Make a plan: Seems easy enough but is often overlooked.
- The first step is to have a full inventory of your existing workstations. Ask your Account Manager/Technology Advisor for this report. If you are not a Tech Impact Managed IT Support client, maybe you should be. Otherwise, ask your IT professional for a report.
- Next, decide whether your computer hardware needs to be upgraded or replaced and make the necessary budget arrangements for those purchases.
- Then, decide on your licensing approach. For new computers, order them with Windows 10 Professional. For existing computers, decide whether it makes sense to purchase upgrade licenses from TechSoup (upgrade only works if the computer already has a “pro” version of Windows 7 or 8). Otherwise, consider going with Microsoft 365 licensing. Microsoft 365 combines Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security licensing for a monthly fee. (Microsoft 365 hidden benefit – this will be the last time you have to do this major upgrade since upgrades are rolled into the subscription.) Your Tech Impact Account Manager can help with this decision.
Schedule the Windows 10 upgrade project: If your nonprofit needs help upgrading to Windows 10, please schedule a free consult to take the first step in completing your upgrade.