Thinking about upgrading your computer to Windows 10 or are you using Outlook on a Windows 10 computer already and are being offered a major Windows 10 update?
What should you be aware of when you heavily rely on Outlook?
Even though Windows 10 has its own virus scanner in the form of Windows Defender, you might opt to install a 3rd party virus scanner instead.
Officially, only Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016 and Office 365 are supported to run on Windows 10. However, before even starting Outlook on Windows 10, make sure you first apply at least, Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 or Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 and any additional updates.
This takes care of some known compatibility issues.
You’ll probably find that most of them are compatible as Windows 10 is in that aspect similar to Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and most of the compatibility requirements for add-ins are coming from Outlook and not from Windows.
Still, since add-ins are not limited to operate just within Outlook and with Outlook data, it is a good thing to check with the vendor of the add-in first.
The upgrade process from Windows 7 and Windows 8 is actually quite streamlined and trouble free for most configurations.