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Meet Windows 10

The Windows operating system that’s mobile, secure, and built to last

Windows 10 is familiar, and better than ever.

With welcome similarities to Windows 7 – including the Start menu – people using Windows 10 will feel like experts right away. New features like Continuum and Microsoft Edge provide innovative productivity experiences only available on Windows 10.

On 2-in-1 devices you can run in desktop or tablet mode, seamlessly switching between type and touch inputs. Continuum for Phone even allows you to use your phone like a desktop.

Windows 10 also delivers entirely new ways to protect your systems and data. With features like Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport, it’s easier to adopt biometrics and multi-factor authentication.

Windows 10 also has built-in defenses to help protect your critical business information from leaks or theft, while separating corporate from personal files. Technologies like Secure Boot and Device Guard ensure you’re protected from power-on to power-off.

A revolution in OS evolution

With the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft begins an entirely new approach to the Windows operating system lifecycle. In fact, you could say it may be the last all-new version of Windows you’ll install. Instead, you can expect a rolling “Windows-as-a-Service” model for the release new features and enhancements in the future. The mechanism for these rolling updates will be via Windows Update for Business and Windows Store for Business.

Windows Update for Business will reduce management costs, provide controls over update deployment, offer quicker access to security updates, and provide access to the latest innovation from Microsoft on an ongoing basis. Windows Update for Business is free for Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise devices. It’s part of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud – enabling Microsoft to update and maintain Windows devices for you, while still giving you control.

Start planning now

The July 29 launch marks the first of three phases, according to Satya Nadella’s comments in Microsoft’s Q4 earnings call.

The first phase is focused on retail execution and upgrades. The second phase, which runs through the end of 2015, will see across-the-board release of new Windows 10 devices from major manufacturers. The full suite of enterprise features will follow soon after, dovetailing with ready device availability.

Your Zones account executive can advise you on the best Windows 10 adoption plan for your organization.

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