Windows 7 support has ended
Windows 7 support has ended—and Office 2010 support ends soon, which could put your business at risk of increased maintenance costs and greater vulnerabilities to cyber threats.
Don’t rely on outdated devices to protect and advance your business; boost productivity, increase security and maximize efficiency by upgrading to modern Lenovo devices with Windows 10 Pro and Office 2019.
Switching NOW to a future-ready Windows 10 Pro means…
99% of all Windows 7 applications run on Windows 10 Pro.1
Check out readyforwindows.com to see how your apps are compatible with Windows 10.
A PC which is 4+ years old is 3.5X likely to need repairs which translates to a loss of 98 hours of productivity..3
The total cost of owning a 4+ year old PC is US$2,397, – that’s enough to replace it with one or more newer PCs that perform better, run better, and cost less to maintain.3
A new Lenovo PC with Windows*10 and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor has up to 2x1 faster multitasking4,5,6 and up to 80% better performance5,6,7 compared to Windows 10 running on a four-year old laptop.
If you’re considering moving to new, more modern devices, Lenovo and Windows 10 is the perfect combination. Along with the robust security of Windows 10, which is estimated to reduce or avoid security events needing IT intervention by up to 33%7 the new Intel® Hardware Shield helps reduce the BIOS as an attack surface—in fact, 75% of IT managers surveyed reported Intel vPro® platform-based devices are more secure.8
You’ll also get the added protection of Lenovo ThinkShield, a built-in suite of hardware and software features that deliver extra security for data, device, identity and online.
Make the switch NOW with Lenovo and get…
Switch to a modern Lenovo device today and and get up to £270 cashback per new device*, while also saving time and money from frequent repairs and lost productivity.
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New PCs with Windows 10 and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® processors2 have up to 1.3x faster Office multi-tasking3,4,5, with heavyweight processing, more storage, better displays, and up to 11 hours of battery life for a more productive workday.3,6
Lenovo’s ThinkShield solutions combined with upgraded security features in Windows 10 Pro provides highest level of protection from cyber threats for your data, devices and identity through encryption, high-end biometrics, authenticators, remote maintenance and other built-in features by design.
See how Lenovo is transforming productivity with new, modern devices that are built for Windows 10 Pro.
MODERN COMPUTING MADE SIMPLE
Making the switch to modern devices has never been simpler, as Windows 10 is compatible with 99% of Windows 7 apps.17,18 Plus, 77% of IT managers surveyed reported that new devices with the Intel vPro® platform and Windows 10 are easier to manage. And with faster, thinner, lighter devices, crisper displays, heavyweight processors and longer battery lives, Lenovo devices are built to that bring out the best in Windows 10, so you can make the shift without the hassle.
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YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS
Moden Lenovo devices powered by Intel vPro® platform save time and money with improved security (33% reduction in security incidents),8 faster performance (up to 65% better performance),12,13,14 a speedy experience (1.3x faster multitasking),12,13,15 and battery life for a full workday.16
Yes, you can upgrade compatible Windows 7 PCs based on these requirements with a full license. But to take advantage of the latest hardware capabilities, we recommend moving to a new Lenovo PC with Windows 10.
Yes, you can continue to use Windows 7. But support for Windows ended on January 14, 2020. This means Windows will operate but you will not receive security and feature updates anymore, which makes your PC more vulnerable to security risks.
Windows 7 can still be installed and activated after support has ended. However, to avoid security risks and viruses, Microsoft recommends that you consider upgrading to modern devices with Windows 10.
Internet Explorer is a component of the Windows operating system, which means support for Internet Explorer on Windows 7 devices also ended on January 14, 2020.
A virtualization solution might be appropriate for your organization, Windows Virtual Desktop is the only cloud-based service that delivers a multi-user Windows 10 experience, optimized for Office 365 ProPlus, and includes free Windows 7 Extended Security Updates. These Extended Security Updates can also be purchased separately, as a last resort option for Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008/R2 and SQL Server 2008/R2) organizations who require more time to shift to Windows 10.
Extended Security Updates have been available for purchase in VLSC since April 1, 2019. Extended Security Updates will be available for purchase via the cloud solution provider (CSP) program starting December 1, 2019.
ESU is recommended as a last resort for the devices that cannot be migrated to Windows 10 in time. The Windows 7 ESU will be sold on a per-device basis with the price increasing each year through to January 2023.
To enjoy the latest security, productivity and manageability features that Windows 10 offers with regular updates and supports, we recommend your organization switch to modern Lenovo devices with added ThinkShield Protection.
You can continue to use Office 2010, but once support ends in October 2020, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks. Office will continue to operate but you will stop receiving security and feature updates.
The simple answer is right now. There’s never been a better time to evaluate your technology strategy and see how your business can benefit from the latest solutions in Office 2019 and Office 365, and if you make the switch before the end of support date, you’ll get a seamless transition to a more modern way of working, on modern devices from Lenovo.
Connections to Office 365 services such as Exchange Online will not be supported after October 1, 2020. Customers should upgrade to an Office 365 plan that has the Office desktop apps to prevent any loss of productivity.
Office 2019 is the most current, up-to-date non-subscription version—it enables employees to do more by providing new intelligent tools and features, enabling best-in-class productivity while helping you stay protected and compliant with relevant regulations.
Office 2019 is the most secure perpetual version to date. Security features include Windows Information Protection (WIP), a Windows Pro feature that integrates with Office 2019 applications. On-premises versions of Office, including Office 2019, do not include all of the intelligent security features Microsoft has to offer. Users looking for Microsoft’s complete suite of intelligent security features should consider choosing Office 365 Business Premium or Microsoft 365 subscriptions.
Plus, making the shift to Lenovo devices also gives you Lenovo added ThinkShield Protection, a suite of Windows 10 compatible hardware and software features, including encryption, high-end biometrics, authenticators, remote maintenance and other secure features.
With Office 365 subscription plans you can create your best work with the premium versions of the Office applications on your Lenovo devices: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access (Publisher and Access are available on PC only) as well as access to additional OneNote features (features vary). In addition, with Office 365 you get services like cloud storage with OneDrive, Skype minutes for home use, and advanced Outlook.com security. When you have an active Office 365 subscription, you always have the most up-to-date version of the Office applications.
Office 2019 is a one-time purchase with the classic versions of the Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office again when the new version becomes available. Current Office application versions available for one-time purchase are Office 2019 for Windows and Office 2019 for Mac. Previous versions include Office 2016, Office 2013, Office 2011 for Mac, Office 2010, Office 2007, Office 2008 for Mac, and Office 2004 for Mac. Office as a one-time purchase does not include any of the services included in Office 365.
You don’t need to be online to use Office after it is installed and activated on your devices. However, you will need internet access initially to install and activate Office, to install any updates, and to manage your billing. Internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app. However, after your Office applications (like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) are installed, you can use them offline.
1 Hardware / software requirements apply; feature availability may vary. Internet connection required. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and www.windows.com/windows10specs. Additional requirements may apply over time for updates
2 Forrester, Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Windows
3 Statistics from Tech Aisle SMB PC Study conducted in July 2018 with 1657 SMBs in US, APAC (Australia, India), Europe (UK, Germany, Turkey), LATAM (Brazil)
4 Slack is open in the background while a 2.28 MB, Microsoft PowerPoint.ppt presentation is exported as a 1920x1080 H.264 .mp4 video presentation. While the video presentation is being created 1) a 6.49 MB, 844 page, Microsoft Word .docx document is converted to a 7.98 MB, PDF file and 2) a 70.4 MB, Microsoft Excel .xlsm macro-enabled worksheet that is recalculated.
5 REFRESH CONFIGURATIONS: NEW: Intel® Core™ i7-8650U (Intel Reference Platform), 15W, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.2GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel® 6000p SSD, Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 620, BIOS version 117.07 with MCU 0x84, OS: Windows* 10 (version 10.0.16299.192) 4-YEAR-OLD: Intel® Core™ i7-4600U (Intel Reference Platform), 15W, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.3GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3-1600, Storage: Intel 540s SSD, Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4400, BIOS version139 with MCU 0x23, OS: Windows* 10 (version 10.0.16299.192)
6 Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit www.intel.com/benchmarks. The benchmark results reported above may need to be revised as additional testing is conducted. The results depend on the specific platform configurations and workloads utilized in the testing, and may not be applicable to any particular user’s components, computer system or workloads. The results are not necessarily representative of other benchmarks and other benchmark results may show greater or lesser impact from mitigations.
7 SYSmark* 2014 SE is a benchmark from the BAPCo* consortium that measures the performance of Windows* platforms. SYSmark 2014 SE tests four usage scenarios: Office Productivity, Media Creation, Data/Financial Analysis, and Responsiveness. SYSmark contains real applications from Independent Software Vendors such as Microsoft* and Adobe*.
8 Security events requiring IT remediation are reduced or avoided by up to 33% with Windows 10. The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Windows 10, Forrester, 2016. https://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com/cms/api/am/binary/RWrHjm. No product or component can be absolutely secure.
9 The Total Economic Impact™ of the Intel vPro® Platform, Forrester, December 2018. A study commissioned by Intel and conducted by Forrester Consulting which surveyed 256 IT managers at mid-sized organizations (100-1,000 employees) using Intel vPro® platforms in US, UK, Germany, Japan and China. 75% either “agreed” or “strongly agreed” with the statement that computers with Intel® Core™ vPro® processors and Windows 10 are more secure than before. Read the full study at Intel.com/vProPlatformTEI
10 SMB PC Study, Techaisle 2018
11 Cost reduction scenarios described are intended as examples of how a given Intel-based product, in the specified circumstances and configurations, may affect future costs and provide cost savings. Circumstances will vary. Intel does not guarantee any costs or cost reduction.
12 Performance results are based on testing as of March 21, 2019 and April 3, 2019 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks
13 REFRESH CONFIGURATIONS NEW: Intel Reference Platform with Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor, PL1= 15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.8GHz, Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 620, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Storage: 512GB Intel 760p SSD, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 RS5 Build Version 1809 (Build 1763v1), BIOS: x177, MCU: A8 VS. OEM system with Intel® Core™ i7-6600U Processor, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.9GHz, Intel HD Graphics 620, Display: 14” screen with 1920x1080 resolution, Memory: 8GB DDR4, Storage: 256GB SSD, Battery size: 36 WHr, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 Pro RS5 Build Version 1809 (Build 1763v292), BIOS: v1.0.1, MCU: C2
14 Overall System Performance: As measured by SYSmark* 2018 comparing 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U. SYSmark 2018 is published by the Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo), a benchmarking consortium. SYSmark tests Windows* Desktop Applications performance using real-world scenarios: Productivity, Creativity and Responsiveness. Mainstream applications used in the scenarios include Microsoft Office*, Adobe Creative Cloud* and Google Chrome*. Each scenario produces individual metrics that roll up to an overall score.
15 Multi-tasking as measured by Office Productivity and Multitasking Workload comparing 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U. A 2.35 MB, 20 slide Microsoft PowerPoint.ppt presentation is exported as a 1920x1080 H.264 .mp4, 30MB video presentation. While the video presentation is being created 1) a 6.49 MB, 801 page, Microsoft Word .docx document is converted to a 3.7 MB, PDF file and 2) a 68.4 MB, Microsoft Excel .xlsm worksheet that is recalculated.
16 Battery Life: Up to 11 hours’ battery life for a productive workday with an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U processor as measured by MobileMark* 2018 workload on preproduction OEM system with Intel® Core™ i7-8665U processor, PL1= 15W TDP, 4C8T; turbo up to 4.8 GHz; graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 620; display: 14" screen with 1920x1080 resolution; memory: 16 GB; storage: Hynix 256 GB; battery size: 52 WHr; OS: Windows® 10 Pro; BIOS: v.1.0.1; MCU: AA display brightness is set to 150 nits on DC power. System’s wireless network adapter is turned on and associated to a wireless network that is not connected to the internet.
17 99% of Windows 7 apps are compatible with Windows 10. Hardware/software requirements apply; feature availability may vary. Internet connection required. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and www.windows.com/windows10specs. Additional requirements may apply over time for updates.
18 The Total Economic Impact™ of the Intel vPro® Platform, Forrester, December 2018. A study commissioned by Intel and conducted by Forrester Consulting which surveyed 256 IT managers at mid-sized organizations (100-1,000 employees) using Intel vPro® platforms in US, UK, Germany, Japan and China. 77% either “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that computers with Intel vPro® platform and running Windows 10 are easier to manage. Read the full study at Intel.com/vProPlatformTEI
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