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Supersize Your Windows 10 Advantage

6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Open Up a World of Opportunity

by Dave Olivier | 02.16.16

Considering an upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 for your desktop and mobile devices? There are plenty of reasons why you should. You’ll receive a richer end-user computing experience with features like the Cortana personal digital assistant and biometric technology—such as Windows Hello—to eliminate the hassle of juggling multiple passwords.

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Windows 10

Windows 10 has been having great success with its silicon partners, especially with Intel’s new Skylake processor. If you compare the partnership of Intel’s Skylake with Windows 10 versus other Windows 7 systems, the performance is unmatched with 30x better graphics, 3x better battery life, and improved security with features like Credential Guard using silicon supported virtualization. Following this success, Microsoft wants to make sure its users have a great experience and utilize these advancements. At the same time, Microsoft wants to be transparent as they change their focus to a partnership between Windows and silicon. So on January 15th they made an announcement that made recommendations for businesses who are looking to upgrade to new systems that feature Intel’s Skylake processor and an addition to its support policy for Windows 7/8.1.

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Perspectives on the Windows 10 Support Changes

They May Cause Growing Pains, But the Benefits Are Clear

by Lane Shelton | 01.22.16

Last Friday, Microsoft made a major announcement regarding how they will support the Windows Operating System moving forward. In case you didn’t see it, Microsoft will only be supporting Windows 10 as the OS on all 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and later systems. 6th Gen refers primarily to the new Intel Skylake CPU. The change went into effect last Friday, but Microsoft has built in a grace period that will continue Windows 7 and 8.1 support on certain Skylake systems (full list to be forthcoming) until July 2017. At that point, Windows 10 will be the only supported OS on all 6th Gen and later systems.

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