How to prepare for Windows 7 end of life

Windows 7 is at its end of life. Microsoft operating systems (OS) have a 10-year lifespan, and since Windows 7 is almost a decade old, companies only have a few months left to upgrade their systems.

What’s the current state of Windows 7?
Microsoft ended mainstream support for the OS on January 13, 2015. They stopped adding new features, and stopped honoring warranty claims as well.

4 reasons SMBs are moving their workload to Microsoft Azure

When we hear the phrases "the cloud" and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we think about the familiar cloud providers. You have Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Dropbox, and of course, Microsoft. All of these providers offer incredibly valuable solutions that solve real-world business problems — and they don’t require any massive infrastructure investment.

4 reasons why SMBs should use Microsoft Azure

One of the bigger challenges that most small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face is having a limited IT budget, but this doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from high-performance technology as conglomerate businesses can. By adopting Microsoft Azure, you’ll be able to run powerful applications, streamline workflow, increase output, and enjoy massive cost savings.

What Is Microsoft Azure, and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

Microsoft Azure is one of the world’s largest cloud computing platforms. Designed to deliver a complete infrastructure for building, implementing and testing a practically limitless range of applications and services, it’s available in 36 countries, and serves thousands of companies including global brands like Daimler, Citrix and ASOS.

Like any public cloud platform, migrating to Azure means you no longer need to invest in so much hardware to handle your business computing workloads and data storage.