Remember how much you loved Windows 7—it was user friendly, it had great security and management features, it had arguably the best user interface Windows had introduced yet. Then Windows 8 came along. It became a running joke in the IT world—all you had to do was talk about the woes of Windows 8 and most people would agree vehemently. It made a great conversation starter. Now, with Microsoft’s most recent version of the operating system, Windows 10, the joke is over and we’re back to some of the same great features that we loved with Windows 7, with even better security, user accessibility, and management tools. This time around, Microsoft listened to the clamors of the people and have given us a gift, and that gift is Windows 10.
While Windows 10 has been available for over two years now, it’s penetration into the market has been less than what Microsoft expected by 2018. Sure, adoption of the OS has increased in the last year, but many users are still on older operating systems today. If you are one of the people out there that haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet, here are 10 reasons that may sway you to make the move:
- Windows 7 End of Life: Extended support ends January 14, 2020. Don’t wait another year and rush through a migration, put a plan together now to execute a seamless transition to Windows 10.
- The Start Menu returns! Windows 8 took the Start Menu and turned it into a Start Screen—one of the most complained about changes that came with Windows 8. Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu we know and love, and even gave it a face lift.
- Ease of Access tools are improved and easy to find and change. Simply say to Cortana, “Make the screen brighter,” and Windows 10 will do just that.
- Security is tighter: Windows Application Guard, Windows Exploit Guard, and Windows Device Guard are keeping your devices safer from hackers and other exploits.
- The Secure Boot feature can be set up so that it can’t be bypassed, and strong two-factor authentication replaces passwords with features like Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello.
- Windows AutoPilot introduces a new, more efficient way to set up and pre-configure new devices that makes the process simple for the end user and the IT department.
- Control your device with your eyes! Now you can control an on-screen mouse, keyboard, and text-to-speech with just your eyes.
- Have control over your battery life with a power slider that determines the balance between battery life and system performance.
- A currency converter is now built into your device’s calculator.
- Pick up where you left off with the Cortana mobile app – start reading on your phone and continue reading directly on your PC.
Thinking you might be ready to move your organization to Windows 10? The first step is putting the right team in place. X-Centric has a team of experienced and certified desktop deployment engineers ready to help with your rollout of Windows 10. Contact us today to get started!
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