Microsoft announced a return to the familiar last week with Windows 10. Skipping Windows 9 (supposedly, the company wants a clean break from the reputation of Windows 8), Windows 10 will be released mid-2015.

Many aspects of the new OS were created with business users in mind. Windows 10 will include in-place upgrades for Windows 7 and 8, saving downtime by eliminating the need for a complete wipe of your hardware for installation. The Start menu will return after disappearing from Windows 8, as will the taskbar and easily accessible desktop view. Improved holdovers from Windows 8 include a bird’s eye-view of all open apps and touch-optimization for responsive design. Desktop apps and web apps can coexist.

Talk to your IT professional about whether your business should upgrade to the new OS.

By Prasana William