In the business and enterprise world, computers are often kept for a number of years, but the software is often updated. This keeps IT departments busy, and thus always making sure software works for its needs and the needs of its users. With Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 though, that wasn’t the case, and is looking to be fixed with Windows 10.
One of the biggest sections of revenue for Windows and Microsoft is the enterprise, and the enterprise customer did not like Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. It’s for various reasons, but for those reasons, enterprise customers found Windows 8 not to their liking, causing Microsoft to come out with Windows 10.
What Failed With Windows?
With Windows used on billions of computers around the world, its certain that the user and their learning curve is important. Most users in companies want to use the same computer and system they have always users, and aren’t looking for change. With Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, the new touchscreen and other changes caused panic.
Large companies didn’t want to train customers and users on new touch-screen interfaces, didn’t have the manpower or revenue for the changes, and didn’t spend the billions of dollars on licenses that businesses need to for Microsoft to succeed. This definitely caused concern, and caused Microsoft to rethink Windows from the business and consumer side of things.
Why Windows 10 Will Succeed
Windows 10 will succeed in the business and enterprise world, since it is thinking about the corporate and enterprise customers first. This is important since they are what Windows needs to fix first. With the new version of Windows, Microsoft took away some of the frills that Windows addressed with Windows 8, and went back to the basics.
By giving back the start menu, by bringing back a tiled interface with menus, and by allowing users to boot directly to the desktop, they are getting a newer version fo Windows without a ton of training needed to redo Windows in the workplace. This will also let enterprise customers try out Windows 10, see if it works, and integrate it into their businesses, which will be a great thing for Microsoft.
Microsoft saw Windows 8 as a flop in the enterprise world. It was, and hopeful Windows 10 will help it along.