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Benefits of Migrating Your Dental Clinic to Microsoft Windows 10

If your dental clinic is still using Microsoft’s Windows 7, your entire network is at risk. That’s because Microsoft stopped providing security updates on Tuesday, January 14. And that means computers using Windows 7 are vulnerable to malware, cyberattacks, and ransomware.

Dental offices that want to protect their networks and valuable client information need to upgrade to Windows 10. There are lots of benefits to migrating to Windows 10. We’ve outlined five of the most important benefits to upgrading to the Windows 10 operating system below.

Speed

The first users of Windows 7 or Windows 8 will notice when using Windows 10 is the improvement in operating speed. Thanks to a streamlined start-up, Windows 10 is incredibly fast, even faster than Macintosh.

Usability

Improvement on Windows 10 has resulted in a much better user experience, which enhances both functionality and, most importantly, usability. First, Windows 10 returns with its popular start button. The small button, that is actually the Windows logo and is fond at the bottom left end of the Taskbar, expands to a much larger tile portal to display the Start menu or the Start screen. The start button gives users better control, updates, better graphics, and brings simplicity to the design.

Second, Windows 10 also has touchscreen functionality. Most of the way we communicate on smartphones and tablets is done through touch: tap, scroll, drag, pinch, etc. The Windows 10 touch functionality allows users to use this experience, which was once available only on mobile devices, on their desktops and laptops.

Security

Windows 10 features anti-ransomware that protects your network from cyberattacks, spyware, and phishing attacks. In the early days of computers, cyberattacks weren’t very sophisticated, so a network could protect itself with one tool or feature. That’s not the case anymore.

To protect against malware, Secure Boot kicks in automatically when your computer boots up, making sure it only uses firmware trusted by Microsoft. In addition to Secure Boot, Windows 10 also provides key security features including Device Guard, Windows Hello, and Microsoft Passport.

New Keyboard Shortcuts

For those who spend hours in front of a computer screen, keyboard shorts can make life a lot easier. Windows 10 comes with many new shortcuts (key combinations) that help you get things done without having to use a mouse.

New shortcuts on Windows 10 include opening task view, switching to a recent window, snapping windows together, creating a virtual desktop, switching between virtual desktops, capturing a screenshot, opening Cortana voice assistant, and many more.

Memorizing all 50 of the shortcut functions can be daunting, but no one needs to know every shortcut. Learning the ones you use most often is a great way to enhance your Windows 10 experience.

Scheduled Restarts

Nothing can ruin the flow of your workday like a system update. In addition to being time-consuming, in many cases, you can’t even use your computer until the update has been installed. And once it is done, it requires a lengthy restart.

Windows 10 allows users to choose a custom update and restart time. All you need to do is go to the Start menu and open Settings, go to Updates and Recovery > Windows Update and choose a custom restart time.

Priority Networks Inc. – Managed IT Solutions That Keep Dental Practices Secure and Running Optimally

If your dental clinic is planning on migrating to Windows 10, the certified personnel at Priority Networks Inc. can ensure the process is done as quickly and efficiently as possible, ensuring your network is well organized, running smoothly, and securely.

Why choose Priority Networks Inc? We work exclusively with dental clinics and know the industry inside out.

To learn more about how the specialized dental IT professionals at Priority Networks Inc. can help install, manage, and secure your computer network, contact us at 416-662-6277 or by email at info@prioritynetworks.ca.

 

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Massimo DeRocchis

Massimo DeRocchis

My life has been surrounded with computers since I was a child, from my first job as a Computer Assembly Assistant to the current ownership of Priority Networks, a dental focused networking company. Starting with an Apple computer connecting to other networks when I was only 13 years old, I quickly knew this passion would lead to bigger ventures. As the internet started to evolve, I immediately worked for an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This gave me insight to the power of worldwide internet communications and the capabilities of sharing data across multiple networks simultaneously. The dedication towards this field has given me the advantage of understanding new technologies and grasping complicated issues quickly from software, hardware, networking, security, management and much more. As a Computer Network Manager for Tesma International, a division of Magna International, I gained the experience of becoming a qualified NAI Network Sniffer, EDI Communications Specialist, Head Securities Manager, MRP Manufacturing Integration Manager, and received several enhanced managerial and technological training courses. Moving forward to today, I apply all my knowledge, training and years of solid network experience to deliver the very best support to all my customers at Priority Networks.