Microsoft’s latest version of the Windows operating system, Windows 10, is a great tool that businesses can leverage for greater productivity. However, Windows 10 is far more than just an upgrade to previous versions of the Windows operating system. In fact, Microsoft’s OS improves significantly in areas where Windows 8 and 8.1 failed to produce the engagement Microsoft was expecting.
Upgrading to the latest operating system can often be a hassle, especially for the small and medium-sized business. That’s why Appalachia Technologies wants to help you make the best decision possible for the future of your company’s technology systems. Here are some of the great features and opportunities Windows 10 provides for the average SMB.
The Return of Familiar Features
A slick, yet familiar, user interface.
Windows 10 takes the many features that users of Windows 7 love, and combines them with a sleek Metro-like interface similar to Windows 8. The Start menu, which was strangely absent with Windows 8, makes its return, as does the classic search feature. The return of a classic Windows interface means that businesses don’t have to invest as much time into training their staff on how to use Windows 10, compared to Windows 8 and 8.1. Windows 10 is designed to work on all devices, from Windows Phone to tablets, to desktops, making it a universal experience for users of any device.
Your Windows, your way.
Windows 10 offers several features and customization settings for others. For example, you can customize what apps appear in your Start menu and taskbar. If you can think of it, chances are that you can probably customize it in Windows 10. Besides the improvements to the customization settings, Windows 10 comes with several features and applications, like Microsoft’s browser, Edge, and Cortana, a desktop voice assistant that can also be found on Windows Phone.
Built-in Security Features
Protect your business from the ground up.
Microsoft has gone to great lengths to make Windows 10 the most secure Windows OS so far. It was designed specifically with security in mind, and contains several features, such as biometric settings, identity protection, cryptographic processing, and hardware-based security features that are all designed to augment and protect users of Windows 10. With the many, built-in security features that Windows 10 offers, you’ll be more confident that your systems, augmented by your other IT security solutions, are secured and protected at all times.
Implement Windows 10 Today
Fully utilize Microsoft’s latest operating system.
We’ve barely scratched the surface for reasons to use Windows 10. The best way to know why to use Windows 10 is to use it for yourself. Taking advantage of Windows 10 doesn’t have to be challenging. Appalachia Technologies's professional technicians know all about the difficulties of upgrading to a new operating system. If you’re unsure of whether or not you should upgrade to Windows 10, give us a call at (888) 277-8320. We’d be happy to discuss any and all concerns you have about your IT infrastructure and upgrading to new technology.