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Microsoft's Windows 8 Design Goals: 10 Important Features

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    Microsoft's Windows 8 Design Goals: 10 Important Features


    For many IT managers the decisions they make depend upon the Microsoft’s Windows launch cycle. It used to be that an upgrade to the next version of Windows was a given because the next version represented a huge advance from the earlier generation that took advantage equally massive improvements in the hardware.

    These days, enterprises and IT managers can take more time deciding if they want to upgrade to the latest Windows generation. As a result there are still many companies still running Windows XP. Some are just starting to upgrade from XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7.

    Soon they will have to decide whether there is an urgent need to upgrade yet another new generation, Windows 8. On one hand, many are still considering whether they need to decide once and for all if Windows 7 is the operating system to replace Windows XP. On the other hand, they’ll need to know all about Windows 8 and whether they should promptly upgrade to this new version.

    The following points may provide some of the information IT decision makers and even consumers need to become more familiar with Windows 8 and what sets it apart from earlier currently deployed Windows versions.
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    A Guy

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    IMHO, the main points are:

    ARM processor support
    Improved memory usage
    Cloud features
    Major security enhancements
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    Thanks for sharing Bill. From an IT managers point of view, I can see only the security enhancements as an argument. But security is probably well covered in most IT shops.

    ARM and Cloud support is useful for mobile devices, but I bet the normal IT manager can care less.
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