Microsoft Ends Official Discussion board Assist for Home windows 7, eight, eight.1, Workplace 2010, 2013, and Extra
Microsoft, ever for the reason that launch of Windows 10, has been specializing in tightening its updates and assist guidelines throughout the board. In separate bulletins final week, the Redmond, Washington big acknowledged that Microsoft Neighborhood Boards and Microsoft workers will shift assist scope and never supply technical assist for Windows 7, Windows 8, Home windows eight.1 RT, Workplace 2010, Workplace 2013, and extra such Microsoft merchandise in an try to push Home windows 10 adoption. This implies, Microsoft workers will not present solutions or assist, however, the group is free to share solutions amongst one another.
With impact from July 2018, Microsoft won’t present technical assist for the above-mentioned together with Microsoft Safety Necessities, Web Explorer 10, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Floor RT, Floor 2, Microsoft Band, Cell gadgets discussion board, and Zune. “There shall be no proactive opinions, monitoring, answering or reply marking of questions. The boards will nonetheless be moderated by Microsoft brokers to make sure contributors can have interaction in a secure and constructive surroundings,” said Michelle Mad, Moderator, Microsoft Neighborhood.
As per the discussion board publish, Microsoft Band customers are invited to hitch the Microsoft Band 2 subject. As for cell gadgets, Microsoft assist will proceed in “Different Home windows cell gadgets” subject. And, Zune’s subject shall be closed however stay out there for shopping.
“Please be suggested that efficient July 2018, the discussion board matters for merchandise that reached finish of assist will not obtain technical assist from Microsoft brokers. There shall be no proactive opinions, monitoring, answering or reply marking of questions. The boards will nonetheless have Microsoft moderation to make sure contributors can have interaction in a secure and constructive surroundings,” said a discussion board proprietor in a separate publish.
The push in direction of Home windows 10 has evidently worked within the favour of Microsoft. Again in February this 12 months, StatCounter had launched a report marking the primary occasion when Home windows 10 had a bigger market share than Home windows 7. This milestone was reached after two years since Home windows 10 was first launched.