Windows 7 problems: Microsoft blocks April updates to systems at risk of freezing

As the mad dash to convert to Window 10 for businesses and corporations around the world continues, this Windows 7 patching issue comes at an inopportune time.  Please be aware of this issue if you currently utilize Sophos in your Windows 7 environment.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-7-problems-microsoft-blocks-april-updates-to-systems-at-risk-of-freezing/

Microsoft Releases Big ‘Convenience Rollup’ Update For Windows 7

When is a Service Pack not a Service Pack?  When it is a Convenience Roll up.  Microsoft has simplified the update process for Windows 7 post Service Pack 1.  This is a great option for businesses loading new machines and not opting for the Windows 10.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-comes-through-with-rollup-of-updates-and-fixes-for-windows-7/

Windows 7: Everything new is old again

I love this article from Sophos because it is so true.  The cycle begins again.  Sadly, I know many businesses that are still not done with a Windows 7 roll out 5 years into the support cycle.  Windows 10 is certainly promising, but it will need to have wide adoption characteristics if it is going to see the mainstream quicker than its predecessors.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/01/14/windows-7-everything-new-is-old-again/