7 Compelling Reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

Last Update: November 04, 2015

Have you been contemplating the upgrade to Windows 10, well there are a number of key features of Microsoft’s new operating system that are designed to benefit both end users and the enterprise as a whole.

Here are seven compelling reasons why you should consider upgrading to the new and improved Windows 10 for your business.

1. Enhanced user experience

Arguably most important feature of Windows 10 is the seamless transition from the Windows 7 and 8 operating systems, providing users the familiar Windows 7 desktop environment, plus the refined design of many of the existing menus.

One of the most exciting things about Windows 10 is that it’s an operating system that truly bridges the gap between traditional desktops and mobile devices. This experience is especially realised on devices that have dual capabilities, such as the Surface Pro 3.

What’s more, the Continuum interface seamlessly scales to the device you’re using, providing a consistent user experience across all your devices – functionality that’s absent from both Windows 7 and Windows 8.


2. Universal Apps

Microsoft has raised the bar with the Universal Applications for Windows 10. Put simply, Universal Apps enable apps to be configured and deployed once only across multiple devices instead of the laborious process of downloading the same app multiple times. This not only streamlines the deployment of apps within an organisation, it also helps to reduce IT operational cost and complexity.

3. Improved enterprise mobility

By providing a consistent user experience across all devices (smartphone, tablet or desktop), while still taking advantage of the device form factor (e.g. touch capability), Windows 10 supports the rapid growth of workforce mobility.

This means business users can take advantage of the “The Anywhere Workplace” – great for Affiliate marketing hey!!!

4. Start Menu

By popular demand, Microsoft has re-introduced the Start Button for Windows 10, plus the design and layout of the Start Menu is more user friendly compared to previous generations. Apps, nested folders and Live Tiles are well organised and easy to find, plus the ‘All Programs’ interface from Windows 7 is now included on the same screen as the updated layout for Modern UI applications. This introduces users to the dynamic nature of Modern Apps, while still providing a similar experience to launching older Win32 applications.

5. New applications

Windows 10 will see the introduction of new applications such as digital personal assistant Cortana and the Edge browser. Cortana should add value to end users with advanced reminders, more relevant search results and by generally providing assistance. The Edge browser provides new viewing options, allows users to capture and edit webpages and also provides tighter integration with OneNote. These collaboration points, as well as improved performance as a web engine, will provide end users with a significantly improved experience.

6. Seamless integration

Windows 10 also provides seamless and secure integration between mobile devices and Microsoft Consumer and Enterprise Cloud Offerings, including Windows Store, Azure Active Directory and Office 365. This means end users enjoy a smooth and reliable connection to business networks and applications anywhere, any time and on any configured device.

7. Better security

As you would expect, Microsoft has ramped up the security features around Windows 10. Device Guard serves to protect sensitive business data and apps from unauthorised access, and can be configured by IT administrators for ultimate control and flexibility. Windows 10 also boasts other security features such as Secure Boot, Multi Factor Authentication and Data Loss Prevention (incl. application containers for copying and pasting).

So have you upgraded yet? Are you looking to upgrade, maybe this will help make the decision.

Cheers

Paul

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dickw Premium
Hi Paul,
The reasons are compelling. Been putting it off. Just didn't want to take the time and am a little wary of big downloads.
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PaulDG Premium
Fully understand Dick, and that is one comment that I have heard several times, as well as the idea of multiple units downloading at the same time can cause big delays. The Free upgrade is a good idea, but the downfall is that you can only upgrade through a download. I am lucky enough that I have been able to download the ISO and create a company DVD, makes life easier with upgrades :-)
Paul
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Marith Premium
I agree with you Paul. I updated a few months back and am very happy with Windows 10.
I only have two issues with it. Edge is way to slow, not using it, and some of my favorite (paid for) games are not working anymore. If you have any solution for my games issue, please let me know :-))
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PaulDG Premium
Hi Marith, I am liking the feel of Windows 10, it definitely has some positives. I am not sure about the games side of things though, but if I do find out anything I will let you know.
Paul
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Kimsh Premium
Hi Paul, I upgraded to windows 10 this very week and so far the experience has been a good one. Much better than windows 7.
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PaulDG Premium
Great to hear Kim, I can tell you that it is much better than Windows 8.
Paul
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KatieMac Premium
Very good and valid points did try and upgrade mine but think it is a bit old as it would not upgrade, so next year will get a new laptop and have the upgrade
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PaulDG Premium
Yeah Katie that is an issue with older systems, here is a Microsoft Link to give you an idea of the specifications need for Windows 10 upgrades. https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/windows-10-specifications
Also you might like to look for the Upgrade Advisor to check for compatibility too.
Paul
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KatieMac Premium
thank you Paul appreciate your advice will check it out
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mijareze Premium
Nice blog!
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PaulDG Premium
Thanks, you are welcome.
Paul
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