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Enhancing Security Without Password Protection

by Jonathan Clark | 08.11.15

Microsoft is including three big, new security features as part of Windows 10, including Device Guard, Microsoft Hello, and Passport. All three of them are geared toward better security—without passwords. We may be headed for a password-free world in the very near future, and your desktop, laptop, and/or device may function in a very similar way to your smartphone.

Tags:DesktopsDeviceLaptopsMicrosoftPasswordsSecuritySmartphonesWindows 10

Windows 10 Updates and the Enterprise

What It Could Mean in Practical Terms

by Lane Shelton | 08.04.15

Windows 10 represents a significant evolution in the relationship between deploying the Windows OS and licensing the Windows OS. We’ve already seen other major changes to Windows licensing: the introduction of the user-based subscription, the ability to purchase an upgrade license to Windows Enterprise without the need for Software Assurance—and there are more changes to come. One of the most significant changes specific to Windows 10, however, is the way you’ll be consuming updates. Until Windows 10, there’s always been something of a dividing line between security updates and features updates. Security updates are quick and ongoing, while the features updates are rolled into big groupings—and deploying those is usually a heavy lift for IT.

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Dump Windows 8 Now?

A Rollout Delay May Benefit You in the Long Run

by Jared Bisbano | 07.28.15

Gartner recommends that enterprises dump Windows 8.1 deployment plans, even if that means delays. According to Gartner analyst Steve Kleynhans, “It is likely that Windows 8.1 will suffer a similar fate to Windows Vista, whereby industry support died off relatively quickly.”

Tags:MicrosoftSoftwareWindows 10Windows 7Windows 8

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What About the Devices?

Why You May Want to Upgrade Your Systems to Windows 10

by Jonathan Clark | 07.27.15

Interesting fact about Windows 10: it’s not going to work as well with a device that’s not Microsoft-created. So for all of us who have a fondness for products outside of the Microsoft realm, this is something to consider. On a broader scale—for business and enterprise—it may be a big deal.

Most of us are used to having the freedom to utilize our own devices—BYOD is virtually standard in many companies today, and employees may well expect it to be the norm. But working from home or the coffee shop down the street may soon mean bringing a company-owned device with you as Windows 10 enters the picture.

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Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?

Here are four reasons the answer is “Yes.”

by Patrick Renzi | 07.23.15

There are some significant advantages if you choose to upgrade to Windows 10 sooner rather than later. Chances are good that if you’re utilizing Windows now, you’re going to need to upgrade to the new version eventually, but waiting is not in your best interest for a number of reasons.

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