Built for Business, Compatible for Life: Work like never before with a beautiful, fast and fluid experience designed for touch, mouse and keyboard
Individuals in the workplace are becoming more and more demanding in the ways they choose to work. Different employees will have completely different preferences over the devices, software and tools they choose to work with, which has placed increasing pressure on IT departments.
Windows 8 is built for business. It delivers the power and familiarity of the desktop device, offers a flexible interface that helps users interact in ways they couldn’t before and provides support for mobile form factors. Windows 8 combines the experience and usability features that people love with the enterprise-grade capabilities that IT departments need.
Your business isn’t standing still, and neither are you. The Windows 8 operating system (OS) offers a faster way to run your business, under a simple system that’s easy to manage. It’s built on a stable foundation that provides the security, control, flexibility and balance needed to manage your business effectively.
Let’s take a closer look at how Windows 8 can benefit you and your business...
Redesigned User Interface (UI) – Work like never before with a beautiful, fast and fluid experience designed for both touch and mouse and keyboard. The intuitive interface puts the things you rely on right in front of you.
New start screen has all your ‘must have’ information, such as contacts, weather, calendar and more in one place
Organise tiles to feature the content you want to see. They update real-time so you can stay on top of things
Greater control – use touch / mouse / keyboard, whichever works best for you
Apps – available from the Windows Store
With tablet mobility and PC power, all in a single device, you can get your jobs done easily with apps you know and love. With Windows 8 , you can work seamlessly with the devices that suit you. Whether you’re working from a tablet device visiting clients across town or working from a PC directly from head office – you can stay productive with Windows 8. Just because you’re out of the office, doesn’t mean you’re out of touch. This is part of the flexibility you can get from Windows 8.
For example, you may be out of the office visiting clients one day and choose to work from a tablet device; but the next day you may be back in the office and want to work from your desktop PC – this is part of the flexibility you can get from Windows 8.
Out of office. Not out of touch. Your business, email, calendar and people are always at your fingertips and up to date with their live tiles. Business tablets - New possibilities in mobile productivity.
Cloud connected – your Microsoft account acts as a PC that appears on any Windows 8 device you choose to use. Sign in and you’ll be instantly connected to the people, files and settings you care about
Exchange ActiveSync – ensures your apps such as mail, calendar, contacts and more always stay up-to-date and in sync, no matter where you are and what device you use
VPN connection – it’s now even easier to connect to the office from a remote location. Even if work takes you away from a Wi-Fi connection, you can connect to mobile networks such as 3G**
** Requires access via your mobile telecommunication contract
Keep your business more secure wherever it takes you with BitLocker drive encryption and Trusted Boot. Windows 8 has several new features that ensure your information, devices and private data remain secure, including:
Take control of your company’s technology with Domain Join and Group Policy. Windows 8 is designed to work alongside Windows 7 systems, apps and peripherals and allows administrators to have control over user settings, updates and security options on a range of different devices.
Group Policy allows you to set simplified security rules and IT policies such as password, restricting data and user access rules to control the connections to your network and data. And if you have a new employee joining the business; in one easy click you can reset the Windows 8 device for an immediate fresh start.
Growing additional business offerings through Professional Grade Offerings such as Windows Intune and Volume Licensing is also achievable with Windows 8.
Windows 8 Product Guide
– In-depth info about Windows 8
Windows 8 Upgrade – Buy a Windows 7 PC and get an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for £14.99
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) – Evaluate workloads for both public and private cloud platforms
Upgrade from Windows XP/7 – Migrating to a modern OS