Acme Computer - IT Buzz for Business

July 16, 2015

Windows 10 will be officially released very soon. Businesses are now tasked with determining whether their companies should upgrade to the new operating system when it becomes available. The five reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 below will help IT professionals and business owners better understand the benefits that come with making the change.


1. Intuitive Layout Design

A major complaint that businesses have had when upgrading to the latest version of Windows is that adjusting to a new layout can be a time-consuming task. For example, the learning curve with Windows 8 often took time away from more important business. But Windows 10 is different. The new operating system has been designed with these complaints in mind, and the intuitive layout incorporates features of past versions of Windows to make it an easy operating system to get used to.

2. Virtual Desktops

Virtual desktops have been a feature of computers running the Mac OS for several years, but Windows 10 is the first version of the Microsoft OS that will offer this feature. Businesses can benefit from the ability to have multiple desktops available on one computer simultaneously. Virtual desktops also expand the available work space on a user’s desktop screen to make it easier for employees to access and work with information quickly and seamlessly.

3. Free Upgrade

Microsoft is aware that Windows 8 fell flat, and the company has tried to rectify the problem by offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for users who already have Windows 7 or 8. Businesses that are planning to upgrade to the new operating system should reserve the opportunity to do so for free as soon as possible. This limited-time offer makes the switch to the latest version of Windows an easier decision to make.

4. Cortana Compatibility

Similar to the way Google collects information and provides suggestions and reminders based on this data, Microsoft’s Cortana uses search history, calendar entries, app use and more to provide helpful reminders and hints for users. Cortana is already available on Windows phones, and the virtual personal assistant will be available on Windows 10. Professionals will benefit from the automatic calendar reminders and suggestions for driving directions based on calendar items and search history.

5. Traditional Start Menu

The biggest complaint about Windows 8 is the confusing start menu that many people struggled to successfully navigate. Microsoft has addressed these complaints, and the traditional start menu will return in Windows 10. However, those who felt that the Windows 8 start menu worked for their needs will have the option to access a menu similar to that version.

The official release of Windows 10 is just over a month away. Microsoft is making the move to the new OS as easy as possible. If you would like to hear more about the features and capabilities of Windows 10 or if you have any questions about how upgrading would help your business grow, please give us a call.