Considering upgrading? Read on to discover why you should move to Windows 10
According to the AMI survey, over half of SMBs (small and medium sized businesses) globally support a mobile workforce and 43% of employees work from more than one location. In short, employees want to work from anywhere and on multiple devices – phones, tablets, PCs, phablets, smartwatches, even TV screens.
It’s also clear that modern devices are being used increasingly in business, with SMBs purchasing 97M devices in 2013; a figure that’s expected to grow to 147M in 2018. Sales of tablets are growing at 26% per year, but even the trusted laptop is growing at 8% annually.
Windows 10 has been designed for mobility and the modern world of cloud services.
We've highlighted some of the main elements you'll benefit from with a move to Windows 10.
The Start Menu on Windows 10
For those who use Windows 7 the Start menu is back and better with Live Tiles and adjustable size.
In fact, if you know how to use Windows 7, you’ll know how to use Windows 10.
Snap is more powerful – snapping up into each quadrant easily, and displaying available apps to quickly choose the one you want.
Cortana for Windows 10
Cortana is Microsoft’s clever new personal assistant, complete with voice activation; searching the web, finding things on your PC, keeping track of your calendar, changing events, setting reminders and answering questions.
And the more Cortana helps you, the more she learns about you and the better she gets at helping you.
Settings are synchronised across devices so when you use your Microsoft account or an Office 365 ID, your account, preferences, favourites, settings, and apps synchronize between devices.
Edge for Windows 10
Highly optimised to be one of the fastest available, Microsoft’s new web browser – Edge – allows you to take notes directly on web pages, then share your mark-ups with others.
Its reading mode is optimised for your device and offers the convenience of reading ad-free articles and saving your favourite reads for offline access.
Online and Offline with OneDrive
Windows 10 doesn’t need to be always connected to be functional. You can work with locally installed apps and save those files critical to your business to your local drive – and then be confident they will sync back to the cloud when you’re connected again.
Continuum for Windows 10
This is a feature that allows a Windows device to change dynamically from a keyboard & mouse driven UI to a touch-screen UI. It will be used with 2-in-1s device like a convertible (such as the Lenovo Yoga) or a detachable (like the Surface Pro.) You can really take advantage the strengths of different device form factors, using a keyboard when you need to get a lot of typing and precision pointing in, and getting the easy-of-use of a touch screen to present or share ideas with a colleague or customer.
If you move to Windows 10 it's also claimed you'll benefit from:
- Improved boot times
- Longer battery life
- Better performance
- Greater security
- Faster WiFi reconnect
- Multi-monitor and Snap improvements
- An improved task manager
- Plus all the other benefits of Windows 8 and Windows 10, fundamentally.