Microsoft will be ending support for three legacy Windows Mobile operating systems over the next three years. What does this mean for those running hardware with any of the affected operating systems? You will lose access to firmware upgrades and security patches. This will mean your sensitive data could be at risk and in extreme cases, your mobile software and apps could run into compatibility issues. Take these simple steps below to not only address these issues, but perhaps increase your productivity and connectivity with some fancy new hardware and apps!
1. Find out if your version of Windows is impacted
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 went end of support last April and the next operating system to be retired will be Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 in just under a year from now. Finally, Windows Embedded Compact 7 will follow with end of support in mid-April of 2021.
Extended Support End Dates
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 – 4/10/2018
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 – 1/14/2020
Windows Embedded Compact 7 – 4/13/2021
2. Upgrade your device hardware
If your devices are old enough to be running these legacy operating systems, reach out to AbeTech. With over 25 years in the industrial mobile space, we have the experience you need to choose just the right device. Whether it’s a touch computer running the latest version of Android, or a rugged tablet running a full version of Windows 10, you’re in good hands with AbeTech’s Device Lifecycle Management and support.
You may be hesitant to do a complete upgrade, but we can come on-site to test hardware that is just right for your operations. Modern devices are superiors in more ways than just security; you have advanced connectivity like Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE radios and NFC for tap-to-pair as well as increased durability and ergonomics.
3. Optimize your existing mobile apps
Once you make a choice to upgrade your hardware, next start thinking about upgrading your apps. Today’s workforce is used to apps that are intuitive, modern and beautiful.
At AbeTech our application modernization services help you modernize your applications and prepare them for tomorrow’s technology. We help you upgrade your IT systems while cutting costs and maintaining smooth operations.
Act now, before it’s too late!
The next end-of-support date for Windows mobile operating systems is less than a year away. Start budgeting and planning now with the hardware and application modernization experts at AbeTech. Contact a representative today for more information.