Windows 10 Pro is the new operating system from Microsoft developed specifically for professional users and businesses. As well as the usual devices such as PCs and laptops, the MS Windows 10 Pro operating system can also run on compatible tablets. Thus Microsoft Windows 10 Pro offers with its functions the optimum operation needed by a professional user on every compatible platform.
The new Windows 10 Pro operating system offers optimum computer support to experienced users above all, but also to businesses. The Win 10 Pro operating system stands out, just as its predecessor Microsoft “Pro” versions, with a modern, user-friendly interface. Microsoft Windows 10 Pro is compatible with all device and their properties. The system requirements for the Windows 10 Pro operating system have hardly changed compared to the two previous versions, Windows 7 and 8.1. Therefore MS Windows 10 Pro can be run without a problem on older computers, which is a clear benefit for any business making the conversion.
New features in the Windows 10 Pro operating system
The Windows 10 Pro operating system offers its users so-called “business functions” such as Domain Join, Group Policy Management, BitLocker (encryption service), Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer EMIE, Remote Desktop, Assigned Access 8.1, and a Hyper-V Client. Apart from these professional functions, the Win 10 Pro operating system also contains new universal features and programs:
- Cortana: Personal assistant for intuitive operation of the system
- Microsoft Edge: The new internet browser replaces the former Internet Explorer
- Face and fingerprint recognition for greater security (the appropriate devices must be installed)
- Continuum: Switch to tablet mode to enable more efficient use of touch devices
- Windows Holographic: Application platform for the associated HoloLens data glasses (augmented reality)
Common programs for mail, calendar, music, photos and videos, as well as the new DirectX 12 graphics optimising program are also included in the MS Windows 10 Pro operating system. Microsoft Windows 10 Pro also offers the option to join the Azure Active Directory cloud-based directory and identity management service. A one-off registration offers users access to numerous Cloud-SaaS-applications such as DropBox, Office 365 and Concur.
Updated functions in the Windows 10 Pro operating system
In Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, as in the Home edition, the Start menu has been reworked. It now offers an area with tiles which can be individually set up with a variety of functions. The Windows 10 Pro operating system desktop also has a new function which allows multiple virtual desktops to be set up for different application purposes. MS Windows 10 Pro also offers additional access to a Business Store.
Security and data protection
The FIDO Alliance standard 2.0 for internet authentication is also supported by the Windows 10 Pro operating system. In tandem with this, “Microsoft Hello”, biometric user identification for password-free login, is also introduced. For data protection purposes, the Microsoft Windows 10 Pro version includes Enterprise Data Protection for cross-platform data management.
Professional computer support with Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
In the future Windows will act more as a service, which is why no further versions are planned after Windows 10. For this reason Microsoft is not only focusing on system optimisation and error correction. The “Windows as a Service” principle also includes new features which were not available at the time of purchase. Consequently, Windows 10 will be extended and improved on a continuing basis.
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro – System requirements
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver