Microsoft recently announced that support for Windows 7 would come to an end and encouraged users to upgrade to Windows 10. As with previous versions of the Microsoft operating system, Windows 10 comes in different editions and smaller businesses can now upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise instead of Windows 10 Pro. But why would you want to?
"Windows 10 Enterprise has traditionally been targeted at larger businesses that wanted more sophisticated features, such as the ability to set which applications and files users can run on a device and more sophisticated built-in security measures," explains Chris Joberns, Strident's managing director.
Affordable for smaller businesses
Recognising that many smaller businesses would like to be able to use these features but don't have the IT budgets of their larger counterparts, Microsoft has introduced an affordable rental scheme that allows Enterprise edition to be used on a monthly subscription of just £5.30 per user.
The Enterprise subscription is valid for up to five devices for each user and if the subscription is no longer required, Window 10 Enterprise then seamlessly rolls back to Windows 10 Pro.
The benefits of Windows 10 Enterprise
The benefits of moving to Windows 10 include;
- Credential Guard helps ensure passwords can only be accessed by certified applications
- Device Guard only allows trusted applications to run on your computer
- AppLocker controls which applications and files can be run on a device
- Virtualisation allows applications to be run on your computer without the need to install it, ensuring your always using the most up-to-date version of the app
- Managed User Experience allows the Start Menu and Task Bar settings to be controlled to ensure a user only has the necessary options
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Strident can smoothly upgrade your businesses to Windows 10 Enterprise. Get in touch to find out more.