The Business Side of Windows 10

The Business Side of Windows 10

Windows 10 is coming next month, and therefore there’s been a lot of talk and news about it lately.

If you’ve been keeping up with all the Windows news, you’ve probably heard that Microsoft is making some big changes.

In the past, Microsoft has released a new version of Windows every couple years, and then consumers have to buy the new version, install it on their PC, and nearly start from scratch with their computer and it’s new operating system.

Windows 10 is trying to put an end to that pattern.  Microsoft is moving toward making Windows a “service” rather than simply an operating system.  This means that rather than come out with an entirely new version of Windows every couple of years, it will update and add new features as they are created and approved.  You could look at it as being very similar to the updates you get on your smartphone (i.e. updating from Android 4.3 to 4.4 or iOS 8.2 to 8.3).

The factor of new features being added periodically has brought up an important concern for business users.  Often businesses prefer not get all the latest feature updates because they’re usually running important programs throughout their office (like eClinicalWorks in a medical office) and every once a a great while, a new feature could conflict with one of those important programs and cause problems in an office setting.

Microsoft is aware of this issue and is going to be offering a version of Windows 10 in which users will be able to delay receiving feature updates for a set amount of time.  This is time in which the programmers for wahtever programs you use in your office will be able to test the new features and make sure everything works smoothly before you get all the latest features on your business PC.  Systems will still get all the latest security updates as soon as they are released, keeping their PC’s safe.

For all of the complicated details about the subject, you can head here.  The most important thing for all of you is knowing that Microsoft is working hard to make Windows 10 as business friendly as possible, which makes us happy!

If you have any questions or concerns about Windows 10 and how the updates coming soon will affect your small business, don’t hesitate to contact SOS Support, IT Specialists for small businesses in Salt Lake City, UT.


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