Windows 7 is approaching its end of life on 14, January 2020, which means that Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7 making your PC and organisation more vulnerable to security risks.
Windows 10 is an entirely new version of the long-standing Windows operating system, bringing real benefits for your business. Whether using a tablet, handset or a laptop, work styles today mean our experiences need to be personal, efficient and mobile and we need a compatible OS (Operating System) to make this happen. The latest Windows OS comprises all of these qualities, providing substantial cloud-based tools that you can scale up or down depending on your business needs.
The business benefits of Windows 10
We explore some of the key business benefits Windows 10 offers to organisations below.
One of the benefits of Windows 10 is the security features. Windows 10 is the most secure operating system Microsoft have released and with Windows 7 no longer being supported by Microsoft when system vulnerabilities are found your business is wide open to cyber-attacks and viruses. Windows 10 is also part of Microsoft 365, which is a unified business security solution that also includes enterprise grade Mobile Device Management and security tools powered by Windows 10.
Whilst multi-tasking has always been high priority on Windows 7 and 8.1. Windows 10 offers the option to display multiple desktops just like you can on OSX. You can now easily switch between desktops by just pressing Windows+Ctrl and the left and right keys.
OneDrive and Microsoft Azure synchronisation
Windows 10 features automatic OneDrive synchronisation, allowing you to back up sensitive or important files away from your computer without needing to worry about it. It’s also handy that Dropbox also comes as standard as a native application.
With Windows 10, it is now possible to sync your login desktop with your Microsoft Office 365 account. This takes away the requirement for local domain controller server to manage profiles & accounts logins.
The return of the Start menu
If you’re a Windows 8.1 user or older you’ll be missing out on the new sleeker start menu that Windows 10 offers. Bringing back a similar menu to that of Windows 7, Windows 10’s menu is super easy to navigate and includes a useful Uninstall link directly on the Start menu, promoting efficient housekeeping of both desktop and Modern apps.
Unleash the power of Cortana
Not used Cortana before? There really is no better time to try it as Cortana’s capabilities are ever evolving and it’s proving to be a very useful tool. The built-in apps showcase what’s possible: for example if you instruct Cortana to email a colleague, the Mail app should pop up with the address field pre-populated for that person. Now that really is super efficiency…