Windows 10 is currently making a big splash on desktops, laptops, and tablets. Within the first month of its release, there are now more than 75 million devices running Windows 10 and counting. Now we’re really excited about the next wave of Windows 10 for Microsoft Lumia phones.
Lumia phones already run an enterprise-grade operating system in Windows Phone 8.1 and come with Microsoft Office software built-in. That experience is set to get even better for businesses with Windows 10, delivering the best mobile operating system and a consistent experience across phones, PCs, and tablets with no-compromise and full functionality on whatever device is best for the task at hand.
Here are some sneak peeks into the new features on Windows 10 for phones that will help reinvent your organization’s mobile productivity …
Apps across devices
With Windows 10, the software is even more familiar and intuitive thanks to apps that automatically adapt to the different screen sizes of devices, empowering employees to get more done on the move.
The apps that employees already know and love on their desktop or tablet – Outlook Mail, Outlook Calendar, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more – are the very same apps that they’ll use on their Lumia phone, complete with the rich formatting capabilities they’re used to and all backed-up in the cloud.
That means employees won’t need to return to their desks to complete mission-critical tasks. Everything they need to do the job will be on their Lumia. For many businesses, that’s likely to result in better customer service and new business opportunities. Both clients and customers will become more reachable, and employee response will become more immediate and efficient thanks to the required information being close to hand and in a reassuringly familiar format.
All of which is why we believe Windows 10 apps, powered by the cloud, will reinvent productivity for organizations.
Lumia phones are already a natural choice for businesses, as the business services they run are natively Microsoft – and seamlessly integrate with existing IT investments like Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, and Azure.
With the Windows 10 app experience, we see big gains for businesses; they’ll find it easier than ever to develop Line of Business (LOB) apps that work across PCs, tablets, and Lumia phones.
Building an app for Windows 10 is a single project using the same familiar tools as desktop development – easing the burden on IT and allowing more businesses to explore customized solutions, streamline processes, and enable new business opportunities with LOB apps. With Windows 10, getting in-house and third-party apps in employees’ hands will be easier and more secure with custom Enterprise Stores.
Lumia phones have long been recognized for their management and security features. With Windows 10, these features give businesses and employees even greater control over their data and more peace of mind that personal and professional content is kept separate and secure.
For example, with automatic data separation, corporate and personal information is kept apart while keeping the experience smooth for employees. Furthermore, as Windows 10 only runs checked and trusted apps, devices are protected from malware, out-of-the-box.
Those are just some of the ways Windows 10 gives businesses and employees more control over the way they work and allow organizations to see greater productivity.
Find out more about Windows 10 and why Lumia is the right choice for your business on the Lumia for Business website.