Microsoft is Closing the Curtains on Windows 10

Despite Microsoft’s claims that Windows 10 would be the “last version of Windows”, Microsoft has officially announced that it will be retiring Windows 10 October 14, 2025. From then on out, Windows 10, Home and Pro versions, will no longer receive new updates or security fixes. That being said, it may be possible the Microsoft allows businesses to pay for extended support for Windows 10. When Windows 7 Microsoft offered businesses extended support for Professional and Enterprise.

With Windows 10’s retirement only 4 years away, Microsoft has begun teasing their newest version of their operating system (OS). While the rumor circulating is that this could be Windows 11, Microsoft has yet to officially announce a name for the new operating system. However, that is subject to change as early as next week, June 24th, where Microsoft is set to showcase their new OS, revealing “the next generation of Windows.”

We will keep you updates as this story progresses.

Update: 6/25/21

Well, its official. Microsoft has officially announced Windows 11; a free updated to all licensed users of Windows 10. Therefore, if you have not yet upgraded to Windows 10, now may be the time to jump ship. The good news is that there is still a free way to upgrade to Windows 10, if you have not yet left Windows 7 or Windows 8.

While I recommend watching the official announcement video, allow me to give you a brief overview of all the changes that Microsoft is bring with the latest version of Windows. For starters, the Start Menu and Taskbar have undergone visual and performance changes.

 

Live tiles are being replaced with Widgets, which now have there own predefined space on your computer.

Along with this, Microsoft has also focused on performances increases, allowing for Windows to respond quicker to user input.

This is just a portion of what Windows 11 will offer. For the full breakdown, click here to watch the Windows 11 team breakdown all the new features of their new operating system.