Microsoft: Windows 10 will offer businesses better security and more flexible updates

Today's formal introduction of Windows 10 was targeted mainly at Microsoft's enterprise customers, many of whom decided not to update their PCs when Windows 8 was launched. In a new blog post, Microsoft offers up some more information on why Windows 10 will be better for businesses, especially in terms of security and updates.

Microsoft offered this tidbit on the security features planned for Windows 10:

While BitLocker helps protects data as it resides on a device, once the data leaves the device it's no longer protected. With Windows 10 we are able to provide an additional layer of protection using containers and data separation at the application and file level – enabling protection that follows the data wherever it goes. Whether the data moves from a tablet or PC to a USB drive, email or the cloud – it maintains the same level of protection. This solution will stand out because of its ease of use and ability to help protect data right at the file level. Users won't need to change behavior, use special apps, or move to a separate, locked-down environment to keep corporate data secure.

Microsoft adds that they are creating a "streamlined, reliable in-place upgrade process" to get businesses up to speed on Windows 10 using their current infrastructure.. They also claim that after the launch of the OS, updates for the software will be more flexible than in the past, saying

"Businesses will be able to opt-in to the fast-moving consumer pace, or lock-down mission critical environments to receive only security and critical updates to their systems. And businesses will have an in-between option for systems that aren't mission critical, but need to keep pace with the latest innovations without disrupting the flow of business. "

It's still early days for Windows 10, but do you think major businesses and corporations will upgrade to the OS more than they did for Windows 8?

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham