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Key Reasons for Businesses to Upgrade to Windows 10

  • Key Reasons for Businesses to Upgrade to Windows 10-

    Continuous Updates

    Windows 10 offers continuous updates. Rather than releasing updates in big swoops and needing users to download them, Microsoft will release updates on a rolling basis (more like Apple). Windows 10 will make it easier for businesses to deploy upgrades. By creating the notion of Windows-as-a-service, we will see more small improvements in short periods. Windows 10 might morph over time to take users' feedback into consideration, which is now commonplace in software development and product marketing. This represents a major shift in the overall company's approach.

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Key Reasons for Businesses to Upgrade to Windows 10

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    Continuous Updates

    Windows 10 offers continuous updates. Rather than releasing updates in big swoops and needing users to download them, Microsoft will release updates on a rolling basis (more like Apple). Windows 10 will make it easier for businesses to deploy upgrades. By creating the notion of Windows-as-a-service, we will see more small improvements in short periods. Windows 10 might morph over time to take users' feedback into consideration, which is now commonplace in software development and product marketing. This represents a major shift in the overall company's approach.

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.