Time to upgrade to Windows 10

Windows10-tabletIf you haven’t done so yet, it’s time to upgrade to Windows 10.

Years in the making, Microsoft’s latest operating system is the best version in years.

Some improvements and refinements are more obvious than others – for instance, you realise immediately that the touchscreen function is infinitely quicker than what has gone before. The new virtual desktop (called Taskview) and much-improved Snap are also welcome additions.

Many folk are often reluctant to upgrade; feeling safe with what they’re used to. But if you’re using Windows 7 and your computer meets the system requirements, then Windows 10 is a no-brainer. The same must be said if you’re using a Windows 8.1 hybrid or tablet. It’s not an incremental step, but a giant leap for Microsoft. (And you only have a year to take advantage of the free upgrade offer from 7 or 8/8.1, so get your skates on).

You literally can’t miss the improvements – the start up and wake times from sleep mode are much quicker and Microsoft’s obvious focus on mouse and keyboard capabilities will make your computer time more far productive.

The multi-monitor aware taskbar and improved task manager are welcome touches. The new Photo app is a joy and is a clear hint of the huge potential of Microsoft’s new Universal mission.

There will be those Windows 7 users with an aversion to touchscreens who think they may have given themselves Windows 10 features with SSDs and third-party utilities. Well, it’s their choice, but they’re missing out on so many advantages. For Windows 10 is a real game-changer.

It’s the best version yet, providing a powerful, ultra-modern yet easy to use OS which will become standard for business and home users the world over.

Some of the business-related features will be a big hit with IT directors and managers, these include:

  • Cortana – a built-in personal assistant to help run your life!
  • Universal apps – giving you the ability to create apps which will run on Windows, PC, phone and tablet
  • Microsoft Edge – Replacement for IE, enabling you to annotate, save and share webpages with colleagues. It also has a reading mode to eliminate ads, and gives you more secure and faster rendering of sites.
  • Enhanced security – There is fingerprint/iris scanner authentication with Windows Hello, while the Passport facility lets you save all your passports and syncs them to all Windows 10 devices.
  • Device Guard – designed to stop zero-day attacks by blocking unsigned apps by default

There are two versions to choose from – Home or Professional. If you’re not sure which version to opt for or need advice or help on how Windows 10 can help improve your business then don’t hesitate to give us a call at Aspire on 0845 643 9200. As well as infrastructure solutions, we can help you with managed services, connectivity and voice solutions.