Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 brings a long list of important changes that any IT pro should look forward to, including major improvements in the user experience, significant security enhancements, and a new web browser.

But the most significant change is designed to remove the anxiety that accompanies enterprise upgrades and to make it possible for organizations to take advantage of new technology when it’s available, rather than years later. Historically, migrating an enterprise to a new version of Windows is a slow, cautious operation, with careful planning and staged deployments that can take several years. As a result of that conservatism, many enterprises provide their workers with PCs that lag far behind the devices those workers use at home.

The goal of Windows 10 is to deliver new features when they’re ready, as a free update, rather than saving them for a major release that might be years away. In fact, the very concept of a major release goes away—or at least recedes into the distant background—with Windows 10.

Terry Myerson, the Microsoft executive in charge of the operating systems division, calls this new delivery model “Windows as a Service.” He argues, “One could reasonably think of Windows in the next couple of years as one of the largest Internet services on the planet. And just like any Internet service, the idea of asking ‘What version are you on?’ will cease to make sense.”

That process has already begun. In late 2014, Microsoft launched its Windows Insider program with a Windows 10 Technical Preview aimed at IT pros and consumers. Roughly 10 months later, after many updates and an unprecedented amount of feedback from members of the Insider program, Microsoft officially released Windows 10 to the general public.

Only three months after the initial release of Windows 10 on July 29, 2015, Microsoft said more than 110 million devices were already running Windows 10. Those Windows 10 early adopters received the first batch of new features, officially identified as version 1511, through the tried-and-true Windows Update channel in November 2015. By January 2016, more than 200 million people were running Windows 10.

In short, it’s a new world for anyone charged with deploying and maintaining Windows in businesses of any size.

Source of Information : Microsoft Introducing Windows 10 For IT Professionals

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