Microsoft Delivers Promised Business Features in Windows 10 Update
NEWS ANALYSIS: Those business-specific features that Microsoft promised back in May have finally arrived in the Windows 10 upgrade that was distributed in phases starting Nov. 10.Back in May before Windows 10 was generally available, Microsoft executives promised a new set of features for the new OS that would make life easier for business users—particularly corporate IT managers. This was important at the time if only because Windows 8.1 was almost universally ignored by business users. Finally, it seemed, the company had gotten past its fascination with touch screens and was paying attention to the boring but critically important business users with their mice and keyboards. But when Microsoft released Windows 10, those promised features were nowhere to be seen. What PC users got was an OS that was more stable than pretty much everyone expected. However, the new operating system contained some things that IT managers really hated, including mandatory updates with no good way to test them before they were implemented on their systems. But, once again, Microsoft executives promised that those much needed business features would arrive with the next major upgrade.
This time it happened. Microsoft has released what's generally known as the November Update, but which Microsoft calls Version 1115 (for November 2015). This new system upgrade began showing up via Windows Update on Nov. 10, but because of the size of the update and a number of other factors, not everyone will have it right away.