Windows 10 Professional is a higher-end version of the OS, with more sophisticated features for small businesses.
It has all the features of Windows 10 Home, plus important business functionality for encryption, remote log-in and creating virtual machines.
With Windows 10 Pro, you will enjoy fast start-ups, a familiar yet expanded Start menu, and great new ways to get stuff done.
Here are five more key aspects of Windows 10 Professional that will help boost your business.
BitLocker – enhanced encryption
Get additional security with BitLocker to help protect your data with encryption and security management.
BitLocker offers the option to encrypt the Windows boot drive and other fixed drives within the system, as well as USB keys and external drives.
Remote Desktop Connection
Windows 10 enables you to log in with Remote Desktop to sign in and use your Pro PC, when you are on the road or at home.
If you run a small business but travel a lot, Remote Desktop Connection is another reason to consider Windows 10 Professional.
Client Hyper-V virtual machines
Create and run virtual machines with Hyper-V so you can run more than one operating system at the same time on the same PC.
Virtualization creates a secure operating environment within your PC that allows you to run different operating systems, including Linux, future builds of Windows 10, and even older versions of Windows.
Join your Domain
You can connect to your business or school Domain or Azure Active Directory to use network files, servers, printers, and more.
This allows you to bring in your own PC and connect it to the office domain, as group policy management allows an IT admin to control which PCs do what.
Your apps in the Store
Windows 10 lets you create your own private app section in the Windows Store for convenient access to company applications.
So if your business needs specialized enterprise apps, an admin can lock down the Windows Store to make sure employees get those, and nothing else.
Great devices running Windows 10 Pro
One of the easiest ways to enjoy the benefits of Windows 10 Pro is to get a device that has the OS installed when you buy it.
Here are some great choices to consider:
- The Dell XPS 15 notebook has been designed to be the best, with the highest resolution displays, exceptional build quality, unique material and powerful features.
- The Lenovo ThinkPad E560 notebook gives you the best combination of the Windows you already know, plus lots of great improvements like InstantGo to let you boot up and resume quickly.
- The Proline UC10 tablet gives you notebook productivity with the included docking keyboard, or simply unlatch the display from the keyboard to give you true tablet functionality.