Changing work environments and Windows 8

Changing work environments and Windows 8

How people work has changed dramatically over the last few years. Today, users have access to the latest technology in their personal lives, and are technically savvy – or so we think!

Proliferation of devices, a variety of form factors, and the explosion of social media technologies push user expectations and people increasingly have a say in what technology they use to get the job done. Everybody has a view, this blog included.  

It is widely known that Windows 8 is more intuitive and workers can more easily find what it is they need. The new user interface and app model enable businesses to create their own line-of-business apps to help improve worker productivity.

This blog understands that Windows 8 shouldn’t just be looking at the consumer market, but it appears Windows 8 knows what’s important to IT administrators, too. How kind.

Windows 8 improves on Windows 7 fundamentals like speed, reliability and security and Windows 8 works seamlessly with an existing Windows management infrastructure.

A better business tablet

With Windows 8 tablets, users can enjoy convenience and mobility benefits in addition to the familiarity and productivity benefits of Windows.

New possibilities for mobile productivity

Windows 8 provides expanded connectivity options for mobile users, allowing them to be productive practically anywhere.

Enhanced end-to-end security

Windows 8 provides enterprise-class security capabilities that keep clients more secure against malware intrusion, better protected with
data encryption.

Manageability and virtualization advancements

Windows 8 includes enhancements to manageability and virtualization features to help IT administrators manage their client PCs.

A better business tablet

Windows 8 tablets bring together the convenience and mobility of a tablet with the productivity of a PC.  With full support for touch, mouse, and keyboard, Windows 8 tablets run the majority of apps that run today on Windows 7 PCs. IT administrators can also manage and secure the majority of Windows 8 tablets using their existing management infrastructure.


Windows 7, only better

Features that were great in Windows 7, we made even better. With Windows 8, workers have the best of both worlds: a powerful new way of working with your PC, and the flexibility and power of the Windows desktop. Windows 8 contains all of the security and reliability features that you’ve come to expect from Windows. The features you expect to see in the desktop, like Jump Lists and Snap, are still there in Windows 8. 

Start screen

The power and familiarity of the Windows desktop is now complemented by an easy to use Start screen The Start screen is a single location to launch all of your apps and see the latest updates so you know what’s going on. Live tiles display dynamic information from web services and other sources, allowing workers to access the latest data they need without having to launch the app.

Touch, mouse, and keyboard

With strong support for multi-touch and handwriting recognition, Windows 8 provides an intuitive and productive way to work for touch-enabled devices. Windows 8 also has great mouse and keyboard support. With Windows 8, workers can type, swipe, or click their way through the work day.



These are only some of the great benefits that Windows 8 can have on your business. Why not try it out and see how you get on. Let us know if you think your business can benefit from Windows 8, just like MAKE did.

Win a copy of Windows 8!

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Posted by Steven Woodgate