When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works.

Microsoft touts how corporations are already using Windows 8

The Windows 8 Release Preview has only been available for less than two weeks but Microsoft has said that a number of large businesses are already using the Release Preview build of the OS. In a new post on the official Windows Business blog, Microsoft gives three examples of how the Windows 8 Release Preview is already working in the enterprise market.

One example cited is a special Windows 8 app created for the furniture retailer Rooms To Go. This business tablet app lets the company's salespeople work without having to leave a potential customer. According to Russ Rosen, the CIO of Rooms To Go, "Windows 8 provides Rooms To Go the ability to develop a custom point of sale application that takes advantage of continuous connectivity, and provides a natural touch interface to allow for a cost-effective experience for our sales associates across 175 stores."

Yet another example is the use of the Windows To Go feature in Windows 8 by PCL Construction. The company decided to use the Windows 8 Release Preview ahead of its official launch in order to work out the kinks before the final version of Windows 8 is released. Microsoft states:

Working with Windows 8 Release Preview versions of Windows To Go, PCL Construction employees can carry their entire managed corporate desktop and bring it along with them on a small bootable USB drive wherever they go – on the jobsite, from a field office, or from the comfort of their own home computer.

Windows 8 is also being used overseas by the Dutch Public Prosecution Service. Microsoft said that the group's employees have been given a Windows 8 tablet, along with custom applications. Microsoft states, "These applications allow prosecution officers to remain effective and productive whether working in an office, courtroom or while mobile."

Source: Microsoft Windows Business blog

Report a problem with article
Next Article

Nokia rumored to be close to selling Vertu division

Previous Article

Microsoft attracting more interns as the company becomes 'cool again'

Join the conversation!

Login or Sign Up to read and post a comment.

50 Comments - Add comment