Windows 8 is the ultimate company man. That’s at least what Microsoft support has intended with this release.
If you’re a business owner or IT administrator, you’ll appreciate the new business-savvy features of Windows 8. Here they are:
- Faster booting – Thanks to a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), there is a 8 second boot-time and less need for system restarts means business productivity goes up and IT support help dollars goes down. Good for business.
- Solid mobile operating system – Windows phones will mesh well with Windows networks.
- Windows To Go – Just like in a McDonald’s drive-thru, you can take your office Windows computer image with you by putting it on a thumb drive and access it from another computer quickly. This is great for telecommuters, temporary contractors, and outsourced IT companies who want to have a safe backup.
- Refresh and Reset – These data recovery options save IT administration time by hitting Refresh which reinstalls Windows while keeping all data and settings. Or you can go with Reset which brings the computer back to factory settings.
All of these business enhancements in Windows 8 is due to the new Metro user interface. Yes, you’ll need to get used to this tiled interface, but its functionality definitely outweighs the new learning curve of Windows 8.