Windows 10 is the latest operating system designed by Microsoft. Released in July 2015, Windows 10 is compatible with more devices than ever before. It is also equipped with updated security features, and an interface that aims to make users as efficient and productive as possible.
Windows 10 Business Edition – how can it help your business?
Performance – Windows 10 provides collaborative and personalized workspace features to help increase business productivity. If your organization is familiar with older versions of Windows, then you will feel at home with Windows 10.
Administration – A simplified management process with flexible device management enables IT administrators to monitor user activity on premise, in the cloud, or both.
Collaboration – Windows 10 caters for shared devices and remote work. It enables users to create multiple accounts and access applications from anywhere.
Device Compatibility – One of the notable new features of Windows 10 is its ability to work hand in hand with a variety of different devices. With the same operating system potentially running on your smartphone, tablet and computer, a new feature called Continuum allows users to stop work on one device and pick it up later on another device.
Security – With cyber attacks on the increase, protecting business data is more important than ever. With an in-built defence mechanism to fight against theft and indiscretion, as well as the ability to separate personal data from business data, Windows 10 has been designed specifically to protect organizations from threats in a number of ways.
Some examples include:
Windows information protection – protects against accidental employee data leakage (e.g. through social media).
Credential Guard – virtualization-based security holds sensitive information which can only be accessed with certain privileges.
Device Guard – fights potential malware and only permits good code to run.
Migrating from earlier versions of Windows
As you would expect from the latest version, deploying Windows 10 has been made easier. If you are migrating from a previous version of Windows, an automatic upgrade process exists which serves to preserve all apps, settings and data from your previous Windows setup. Furthermore, feature updates and application compatibility is also a relatively stress-free process as Windows 10 is compatible with the majority of programs that run on Windows 7 and later.
Windows 10 Business edition: Pro vs Enterprise
Both Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise are designed for use by businesses. Windows 10 is targeted at smaller businesses who may not have dedicated tech support but still require business features like shared devices and multiple logins.
Windows 10 Enterprise is generally for larger-sized businesses. It enables IT departments to have more granular control over security. This includes managing devices remotely, provisioning virtual desktops via Azure, managing system updates, monitoring apps and more. Enterprise also provides additional features and generally allows a greater degree of customization than the Pro version of the software.
Windows 10 Business Price
Windows 10 has 3 different editions that are suitable for businesses:
- Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 10 Enterprise
- Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Each of these editions are priced differently. Windows 10 Pro can be purchased for $199.99 per user. Windows Pro for Workstations can be purchased for $309 per user. To buy Windows Enterprise, organizations can request a quote from Microsoft.
How to use Windows 10
Deploy – a stress-free deployment process that preserves all your data
Secure – enhanced security features protect sensitive business information
Produce – increase work productivity with collaborative features and mobile device compatibility.