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Windows 10, the last version of Microsoft Windows, will pack new productivity features and security updates to accommodate enterprise users. From a specific business edition to Universal Windows Apps, there are a few key differences that set it apart from its predecessors for enterprise deployments. Read on to discover how…

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Data Security

Security is first on everyone’s list of priorities in the digital landscape, and Microsoft is trying to make it easier for you with their three new star features. Windows 10 is offering three big-deal security changes—all are free with the upgrade, too, which may be one way Microsoft intends upon making up to everyone who was disappointed in Windows 8. Read on to find out more.

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Windows 10

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.

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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.”

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