Windows 7 users represent! Microsoft has now made Desktop App Assure available globally, after announcing the solution back in 2018.
This is a solution designed to make the move to Windows 10 a more seamless process for users.
Basically, the Seattle based firm believes that application compatibility should not be a problem when abandoning Windows 7. And it has developed this solution to address compatibility concerns for companies that face them.
Microsoft says that it conducted thorough testing and discovered that only 1% of the applications need additional tweaks when moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10. That is to say, 99% of the apps work flawlessly on Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus when coming from the old OS.
As the company explains:
“For those customers who have reached out to our team for assistance, only 0.1 percent of their applications have experienced compatibility issues.
That said, Microsoft is grounded in the promise of “no app left behind”, which means we are fully committed to ensuring your business-critical apps work on Windows 10 and with Office 365 ProPlus. Our engineers are on standby to find solutions for your applications – even when that requires changes to Microsoft’s products.”
No app left behind, eh?
With Windows 7 already in the final year of support, the days when the operating system officially retires are ticking closer. Smoothing out a path to upgrade to Windows 10 is a key part of this push from Microsoft.
And to that end, Desktop App Assure is an app debugging service from Microsoft FastTrack whose purposes is to help customers deal with app compatibility issues.
If you are among this 1% of users that experience issues, Microsoft will fix them at no additional cost for customers with more than 150 seats. Thereby ensuring that the process of moving to Windows 10 goes as smoothly as possible for all involved.
All the details about Desktop App Assure are available on its official page.
Microsoft encourages customers to get in touch with the company through the FastTrack portal to chart out the next steps.
But be quick, for Windows 7 end of support date approaches January 2020.