Microsoft touting Windows 8 as 'Windows 7, only better', for businesses

While many are quickly writing off Windows 8 for the corporate environment, putting the horse before the carriage if you ask us, Microsoft has just released a handy guide that outlines why corporations should seriously consider moving to Windows 8.

Naturally, Microsoft is pushing enhanced end-to-end security, a fantastic tablet experience, manageability and virtualization advancements, and new possibilities for mobile productivity. The link below has the document (PDF) and it comes it at 15 pages.

The document is full of Microsoft marketing propaganda but one interesting line that Microsoft has been pushing, and we heard this in the keynote yesterday, is that Windows 8 is "Windows 7, only better". It has been widely conjectured that Windows 7 will be the next Windows XP, meaning that it will be around for at least a decade, as it is considered to be rock solid in terms of performance and stability. 

While sales will determine if businesses are ready to make a switch to Microsoft's dramatically different OS, there is no doubt that Windows 8 is a new approach to the OS and represents Microsoft new-found willingness to be bold and push boundaries. 

Download: Windows 8 Release Preview Product Guide for Business

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