Windows 8 Features Businesses Will Love - Slide 4

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One very welcome piece of news was when Microsoft promised how Windows 8 will run on existing hardware. This means that businesses should be able to use their "Windows 7-era hardware" with Windows 8 without having to sign off on new purchase orders, or upgrade components in the PCs. The main reason appears to be a slew of techniques to increase memory efficiency in Windows 8. Indeed, Microsoft is so confident based on its tests with older machines that it even asserted: "We also expect that many machines that predate the Windows 7 release will run Windows 8."

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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