If you’re still using Windows 10 Release 1909, the time has finally come to update your operating system. If your business depends on Release 1909, please know Microsoft will not continue to support it with security updates. If you’ve been putting off an operating system upgrade, it’s time to give Jurrens a call.
Why Is Windows 10 Release 1909 Getting an Update?
Windows 10 Release 1909 debuted in November 2019. As of May 11, 2021, all Windows 10 Release 1909 operating systems have reached their end of support. This includes the Home edition as well as the Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations editions. The last three editions were popular for small businesses and other organizations.
Over the last 18 months, Microsoft has made important updates to the operating system’s security features. Without upgrading, you’ll miss out on essential updates that keep your data safe. This version is called Windows 10 Version 2004.
How about Windows Server Version 1909?
The Windows Server Version 1909 products are reaching their end of support, too. This includes the Windows Server Datacenter and Windows Server Standard. These products should be replaced with Windows Server 2019, which integrates with Microsoft Azure, the company’s cloud computing service. You can read more about the Windows Server Version 1909 update on the Microsoft website.
What’s in Windows 10 Version 2004?
A whole bunch of features and content! Here are the ones that are most relevant to us as your managed IT provider.
Windows 10 Version 2004 includes several security updates to protect user data. Windows Hello is Microsoft’s passwordless sign-in feature that allows people to set a PIN or use their fingerprint or face to log into their Microsoft account.
Windows Defender System Guard offers superior firmware protection to system memory. Windows Defender Application Guard protects internet users from inadvertently downloading a virus or malware from a compromised website.
Operating System Deployment & Management
Several updates within Windows 10 Version 2004 makes it easier for us to deploy and manage operating systems. These updates improve controls, make it easier to recover lost data, and optimize feature updates time to reduce downtime. Windows 10 Version 2004 supports Wi-Fi6 and WPA3 to deliver superior wireless coverage and performance. Several other deployment and management updates make it easier for Jurrens & Associates to support you and your technology, but we won’t get into the weeds here. If you’re interested, get the details on the Microsoft website.
If your business depends on Windows 10 Release 1909, it’s time to upgrade to Windows 10 Version 2004. Release 1909 is no longer supported by Microsoft and leaves your network vulnerable to cyberattack. For help updating your operating system across your fleet of devices, contact Jurrens & Associates today.