Why Your Digital Workplace Should Migrate to Windows 10 in 2019
- January 24, 2019
When Microsoft launched Windows 10 in mid-2015, it was the first full-fledged attempt by the software giant to offer an operating system that can be used across all devices, including PC/laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and other devices and appliances that belong to the ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT).
Windows 10 is the most important release Microsoft has issued so far. This single, cross-platform Operating System (OS) leverages cloud tools for greater security, flexibility, and support. It enables universal applications that run across multiple devices and provides a way for third parties to develop and supply additional applications.
By January 2018, according to StatCounter, 42.78% computers accessing the Internet had Windows 10 installed, compared to 41.86% running Windows 7.
Whereas the previous Windows versions were simply upgraded copies of its existing operating system, Windows 10 was completely revamped from scratch, keeping in mind a completely connected world where devices and appliances have started communicating with each other without human intervention.
Companies, such as Google and Apple, had taken the lead in the mobile world, and having a stronghold in the conventional desktop market, with Windows 10, Microsoft aimed to provide a uniform experience across multiple device types, whether it is a 5-inch smartphone or an 80-inch conference room display.
One of the best features of Windows 10 is that it comes with Mobile Device Management (MDM) — APIs that allow you to control all the security aspects of your enterprise through a mobile device. The feature is designed in such a manner that even when the device that is being used is not on the corporate network, management actions, policy enforcement, and remediation can be carried out in real time, remotely.
3 primary reasons why you should migrate your enterprise business to Windows 10 include:
- Broader coverage: As described above, Windows 10 is a cross-platform operating system that runs the same applications on PCs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and, in many cases, even on IoT devices. It also easily integrates with the Microsoft Azure cloud ecosystem.
- Enhanced security: Windows 10 brings built-in features for access protection, device security, and threat protection.
- Automatic upgrades: Unlike previous versions of Windows has made a major shift in its delivery model, so users don’t need to upgrade their operating systems manually. Updates are released automatically.
Other factors to weigh before you decide to migrate to Windows 10 include:
- A completely new browser — Microsoft Edge — which Microsoft is taking steps to replace with a Chrome-like browser
- Easy integration with Office 365 and OneDrive for Business
- Enterprise Mobility Suite, which easily accommodates Azure AD, Intune, and RMS
- Secure Boot and device guard
- Windows Store for Business
The business case for Windows 10 is more compelling that ever, when you consider the advantages of adoption. Enterprises planning to migrate will ensure continuity of existing management practices and tools, while minimizing disruption, particularly for users.