Key Reasons for Businesses to Upgrade to Windows 10

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User-Friendly Interface

Windows 10 represents a return to the more familiar and popular Windows 7 user interface elements, combined with some of the improvements found in Windows 8/8.1. Plus, it has apps. The Start Menu displays most used apps and folders, as well as newly downloaded software, and you can arrange the app tiles however you want. Live tiles show recent updates, such as weather, Facebook posts, news and more. Users can keep the Start Menu on the side or expand it to full screen, as they wish. The Start Menu is easier to navigate as well, with the power button back at the bottom of the Start Menu (in Windows 8 the power controls were difficult to find).

Windows 10 also features design changes, like taskbar icons flowing at the bottom when they are opened. It also introduces snappable windows, which is great for multitasking.

Windows 10 promises to be the most widely adopted operating system ever, and Microsoft hopes that on the desktop, it will hit one billion computers.

Expectations are high because Windows 10 represents a major departure from Windows 8, which was not well-received by businesses. Microsoft learned from its mistakes. The new operating system is user-friendly, and offers cross-device familiarity and universal apps. This increases the presence of Windows tablets and phones within organizations, which is key for today's increasingly mobile workforce. In addition, Windows 10 enables enterprise apps to be built "once" and deployed/optimized on all devices.

Most significantly, Cortana, Windows 10's voice-activated assistant, can be a change agent for how users interact with the desktop PC. Voice-enabled commands will likely change a user's behavior more than touch screens did. Because while touch is good for tablets, phones, and even laptops, it is not for desktops -- voice makes the difference. Voice recognition and machine learning will enable new and innovative scenarios.

In this slideshow, Thomas Koll, CEO of Laplink, takes a deeper look at the key reasons businesses should upgrade to Windows 10.

 

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