Microsoft Windows 10 Professional has some great familiar features and some excellent new features. Two familiar elements that have come back in Microsoft Windows 10 Professional are the Start button and the taskbar. The desktop looks and functions like a control centre, saving you time and making you more productive. Personalization is another familiar feature that is included in Microsoft Windows 10 Professional, with more built-in themes and the ability to create your own custom themes.
Just how does Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Edition 32-bit make itself so indispensable to modern business? It allows businesses to create a secure and collaborative environment with all the flexibility businesses need to compete and make their unique vision clear to the world. It includes all the well-loved features found in the Home edition as well as vast improvements geared specifically at business efficiency. There are several new functionalities features Microsoft Windows 10 Professional has.
Windows Hello lets you sign in using facial or fingerprint recognition instead of a typed password. However, you can have a PIN to sign in as well, which is recommended.
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional also includes the new Cortana assistant that allows users to make spoken commands that the operating system can then carry open, making a faster, more effective navigation of the whole Windows OS and acting as your personal digital assistant. Incredible new navigation tools are at your fingertips with Cortana, activate it using your voice, touching the screen or by typing. For Windows users who have grown jealous of Apple user’s reliance on Siri or Amazon user’s connection to Alexa, they can now brag about just how well-integrated Cortana is to Windows 10. Simply speak a command, and Cortana will run the right programs or do the right searches. It’s hands-free and easy to use. She can help you find things, help keep you organized, and help manage day-to-day tasks.
Edge now replaces Internet Explorer as the default web browser in Microsoft Windows 10 Professional. Better Internet browsing is now available for customers with Edge. Since Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has long been seen and treated as the least appealing of the major browser options, Microsoft took notice of this and developed a new browser called Edge. This new web browser has already shown it is one of the best browsers available to this day, and it comes preinstalled in your new operating system. Edge is faster, has innovative features that you can’t find in other competitor browsers, and it’s perfectly integrated with Windows 10 and its own features such as Cortana.
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional has extra features for businesses that focus on file and system security as well as network access and security. These include:
Encrypting File System (EFS) – lets you do filesystem-level encryption
BitLocker Drive Encryption – enables you to encrypt your entire hard drive
Remote Desktop Server – allows you to host your remote desktop server
Ability to boot from a virtual hard disk (VHD) file with or without a host operating system
DirectAccess – gives you the ability to use mobile devices to keep a connection to your PC
Ability to join a domain
Group Policy - lets you define, either from a server or on a local computer, how Microsoft Windows 10 Professional will look and act for users (this makes system and software administration in an enterprise computing environment much easier)
Hyper-V – enables you to run virtual machines
Security and safety
Security is always a top concern for businesses and Microsoft has added new components in Microsoft Windows 10 Professional to address some of those at the operating system level. Be sure to turn on automatic system updates to be sure you get the latest security upgrades from Microsoft.
Windows Defender is new and helps provide you with built-in virus protection. It has relatively sophisticated algorithms can help identify and block ransomware from infecting your PC.
Windows Firewall is also new. Like the network firewalls that protect your network infrastructure, this component will alert you to anything that it deems suspicious (this includes running programs), with you having control over whether to approve or deny access. Windows Firewall can also help block intrusion by viruses, worms, and hackers.
Switching between a touch-based device and one that doesn't have touchscreen support has previously been a bit of a hassle with different operating systems. Windows 10 Pro solves the problem with Continuum, which automatically finds out the touch capabilities of a device and adjusts the system accordingly, sparing you the time and stress it could possibly take to change settings manually.
Most users these days don’t do all their computing on a single device. They have a phone, a tablet, and a desktop or laptop. The convenience of these devices is limited when the apps used on each platform don’t match up properly. Windows 10 solves this problem by using universal apps on all platforms that behave the exact same, providing the same experience no matter how they are accessed.