Vital Statistics: Which Version of Windows?

Following on from a story in last week’s Insider newsletter about Canadian law firm Osler Hoskin & Harcourt upgrading to Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Office 2013, we asked legal IT training specialists Capensys what trends they were seeing in terms of Microsoft upgrades within the industry. They said the majority of their customers (which are generally US and Canadian) are holding off on upgrading to Windows 8 altogether. Instead they are waiting for the release of Windows 10. That being said the ones that are upgrading to Windows 8 are going to Windows 8.1 which provides the option to use the classic desktop or the 8.1 UI. In terms of current projects, it looks like less than 20% are on or moving to Windows 8, with most are sticking with Windows 7.