Features such as multi-device integration become even more practical when exploring the new business applications of Windows 10. Both Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise introduce countless new features for businesses of all sizes. Not only will these features modify the approaches of individual IT professionals, but they will almost certainly affect how Managed IT Service Providers utilize Microsoft products as they reduce the necessity for a one-size-fits-all solution. Among these new approaches will likely be the usage of the new customizable quality of Windows 10.
Microsoft has explicitly labeled their new enterprise services as "Windows 10 for Business" and indicated a targeted focus on deployment, manageability, and security. In terms of deployment, Windows 10 for Business allows for the devlopment of a standardized configuration for all devices that makes it easier and safer for new devices to join a business network and access important applications and services. Microsoft's Windows 10 business initative also creates a more manageable environment for prescribing organizations using two services called Azure Active Directory and Active Directory. Users can log in to Azure Active Directory in order to operate provided apps and resources. Also, Active Directory authorizes users within a given domain to access Microsoft services such as Office 365 and Microsoft Intune. It is in security, however, that Windows 10 demonstrates the most important new features as well as a capacity to continue to improve. Using both hardware and software solutions, Microsoft has ensured the protection of various forms of business information. Furthermore, users will be able to have their security features updated automatically or on a schedule without needing to update functional features at the same rate. This promotes a seamless user experience while maintaining a secure IT environment.
Overall, Windows 10 overwhelms Windows 8 with its potential to improve the IT environments of countless Microsoft-run businesses. This may have been the logic behind skipping Windows 9, as the changes made to the operating system are far from trivial. Between increased application of cloud technology to a customizable interface, Microsoft has made itself a valuable component of the world of information technology. Heavier integration of Microsoft devices with the Microsoft cloud gives businesses that use innumerable devices a reason to use their products. Additionally, Managed IT Service Providers may find important value in taking advantage of the full capacity of Windows 10. At the very least, Microsoft has put forth a notable effort to ensure that businesses continue to use Windows in general, and it may be the revamped atmosphere promoted by the idea of Windows 10 (rather than 9) that has contributed to this effort.
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