NCET Tech Tips: Windows 10 and Microsoft’s business vision – Reno Gazette Journal

REN0820 BIZ cerockeSteve Cerocke.(Photo: Provided to the RGJ)

NCET explores business and technology.

Windows 10, Microsofts latest operating system, has been described as their best operating system ever, and based upon adoption rates, functionality and innovation that statement might be true.

Many users found Windows 8 too difficult to use and never upgraded from Windows 7;even with the changes that were introduced as part of 8.1, adoption has been low. With Windows 10, Microsoft has brought back some of the familiar navigation, added an action center and provided new versions of bundled software including a new Internet browser and Cortana, Microsofts version of a personal assistant popular on the latest version of the Windows phone.

One of the most powerful features of Windows 10 is the fact that it can run on standard desktop PCs, a slew of tablets that take advantage of pen and voice interfaces as well as the Microsoft phone platform. Not only is the OS interface consistent and familiar across devices, applications written for the OS can function across the product line.

Windows 10, however, is more than just an operating system. When used with Microsofts Cloud platforms like Office 365, it gives users and teams access to a set of enterprise business IT tools that are not available from any other manufacturer.

To really understand how this ecosystem can help your organization collaborate and compute from any device and from anywhere there is an Internet connection, you have to experience it. At the January NCET Tech Bite lunch we will be showcasing some of the latest business functionality found in Windows 10 and demonstrating how the OS coupled with Office 365 brings enterprise computing, communication and collaboration to businesses of any size.

On the product side we will demonstrate how the Windows 10 phones, Surface tablets and the newest PCs function under Windows 10 running the latest software from Microsoft. When Microsoft first introduced the Surface tablet line fouryears ago, one of their goals was to revitalize a slowing PC market. They are now working with major PC manufacturers that are building some of the fastest, thinnest and most innovative products coming to market.

Once you start to use Microsoft Windows 10-based business computing, home and mobile devices, you begin to understand how things like search with Cortana, cloud storage with One Drive and Office 365-based apps and services provide a seamless workflow and user interface. The fact that all of your devices work the same, and all of your services are consistent and reliable makes the computing, communication and entertainment experience simple yet powerful and predictable.

Steve Cerocke will be joined by several IQ team members who for over 22 years have focused on helping organizations deploy, manage and implement technology that drives business success. Learn more about IQ at http://www.IQisIT.com.

Learn more about Windows 10 and the Microsoft ecosystem at NCETs Tech Bite lunch on Jan.27. NCET is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Register for the event and get more info at http://www.NCET.org.

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