- New windows as a service model – There are many differences in the OS model of windows 10 and windows 7. The look of windows 10 is very different but also the sort of the same. Starting at the bottom with the task bar, it is almost the same as windows 7 but has new features. Starting with the search engine and the Cortana listening system. Although windows 7 has the type to search option in the start menu windows 10 has it displayed in the task bar. The start menu also displays live tiles of different applications and programs. Also added is the Multiview icon in the task bar. What that does is show you all the windows and applications that are open at that moment. The control panel is basically the same. The main difference is that it is simplified by category so you don’t have to hunt for certain settings. The windows 10 OS is more efficient than windows 7 because everything just runs so much faster and smoother.
- How to manage improved battery life in Windows 10 (How is it different from Windows 7)
When it comes to the power and sleep options the two OS settings are virtually the same. Also the additional power settings are basically the same thing on both systems. The differences come in from the battery saver option in windows 10. A few more features cause these two to be different. A couple features that make these different are the menu that shows the battery usage and what apps are running in the background using battery. These features allow you to view what is using the most battery and close the application if it is idle to save battery power. The battery saver also has different settings as to which battery percentage you want to start the saver at and also change the screen brightness.
- Support for local or cloud based Active Directory (Key differences between Windows 7)
Using the active directory in windows 10 has changed with Azure Active directory. When connecting two accounts, they can automatically be signed into a cloud based service like 365, Microsoft intune, and the windows store. The other features that are cloud based helps to stay signed into cloud based applications and also allows more storage through the cloud then just what the system will allow you to have.
- MDM (Mobile Device Management) to manage mobile devices inside windows
Windows 10 integrated a mobile device management built right into the OS. This is a good feature especially now a days since mobile devices are becoming more prominent than ever. This feature allows for businesses to handle the company mobile devices and their personal mobile devices on the same platform. The windows versions earlier than windows 10 didn’t focus on mobile devices that much.
- Cortana on the desktop (How is this feature useful for enterprise users)
This feature can be very helpful to enterprise users. For starters by talking you can set reminders for yourself, whether it be for a time to do something, a place, or a person to contact. You can also use voice search that will allow you to locate or open a file/application by voice. It also has an integrated search engine that will allow you to directly search google for anything. These handsfree options can really be time savers for the busy enterprise user.
- User interface changes to support both tablet and desktop (Key changes in UI to help productivity)
With this feature it adds a type of hybrid between the desktop and tablet interfaces. In earlier models of windows the user interface was more one dimensional and you either got desktop or tablet not a mix of both. The multiple 2-in-1 devices that windows offers is a perfect example of this. You have your laptop with all the features of a desktop and while using tablet mode you have all the features on your laptop of a tablet. While the tablet interface is more integrated for touch screen devices it works just fine with the keyboard and mouse.
- Support for Device Guard to improve security (What is Device Guard and how users benefit)
This is a feature that uses both the hardware and software to work together. When configured correctly it can lock down a device, allowing it to use only trusted applications. Even if you only have the basic requirements this helps to protect against attacks. If a hacker gets into your system while the device guard is in play they will still only be able to access the trusted applications you set forth and nothing more. With the appropriate hardware requirements that allows you to use the virtualization in windows 10 it will allow you to isolate your system from the network so any attackers can’t get anywhere from your system.
BY: Jordan Smith