Microsoft just dumped password expirations and other companies should too ZDNet’s Steve Ranger tells Karen Roby that Microsoft now says that Windows 10 passwords don’t need to expire and believes that other companies should be taking note. Read more: https://zd.net/2WIeECs It’s been some time since Windows 10 overtook Windows 7 to become the most used PC operating system, but with the final end of Windows 7 support looming, there’s still much work to do. With six months until Windows 7 goes out of extended support there’s quite a lot of data around to provide at least a rough picture of the current state of play. According to a survey by IT company Kollective of 200 UK and US decision makers, just under one in five large enterprises haven’t migrated to Windows 10, even though that’s a significant number that’s still down from 43% when the company ran similar research at the start of the year. This research suggests that the vast majority of organisations have started to migrate to Windows 10, and estimates that three quarters have actually completed the project already. But for the quarter still working, six months may not be enough time to get everything finished. Separate research from authentication company Duo found that Windows 10 now accounted for 66 percent of PCs its software interacts with, compared to 29 percent for Windows 7. In some sectors the situation is more worrying – Duo points to healthcare as a sector that is particularly wedded to Windows 7…. [Read full story]
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