Windows 8 Features Businesses Will Love - Slide 3

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Businesses will be glad to learn that Windows 8 has been architected for a significantly faster boot-up time. As evidenced from the video embedded at the bottom of this blog, a lighting-fast boot-up from SSDs using current hardware is already a reality with the current development version of Windows 8. From the demonstration, I estimated it took just 8 seconds from the pressing of the power button to the desktop interface being loaded — something not possible with Windows 7 today. Though Paul personally rely exclusively on sleep mode these days on my laptop, it is easy to see how an 8-second boot-up can be useful when applying patches, software updates or other tasks that require a system restart.

While no official date has been announced for the launch of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system (OS), hardware running on it is widely expected to debut before the holiday season in 2012. In the run-up to the release of Windows 8 next year, the Redmond-based software giant has already started generating buzz for Microsoft's next OS by outlining various capabilities and design rationale on the official Building Windows 8 blog. So what are some of the top Windows 8 features that businesses will benefit from?

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