Dec 16, 2014

How is Windows 10 a more cloud based OS than Windows 8?

There has been a lot of talk about Windows 10 being an important part of Microsoft’s “cloud first” strategy and it has even been referred to as a “cloud based OS.” How does Windows 10 fit into a cloud first strategy any more than Windows 8?
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12/16/2014
You have to look at a couple of new features to see the cloud-like features:

-- New to Windows 10 is a nifty Task View which lets you create multiple, virtualized versions of the desktop, each populated with their own set of open apps. Of course, Apple has had this for years, but it’s finally making its way to the Windows PC. You can set up one desktop for work purposes and have another one for when you use your PC at home.

--Windows 10 has more stringent user identities built in for accessing devices, applications and even websites. Think of this as baking in two-factor authentication into the OS. One thing to keep in mind: You will have to setup Microsoft Live accounts for your users if they want this feature.
12/17/2014
Windows 10 Build 9901 Features New Cloud Backup Options
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-10-Build-9901-Features-New-Cloud-Backup-Options-467588.shtml

"For instance, it appears that Microsoft is working to implement new OneDrive features in Windows 10, thus trying to give users better control of their accounts and help them manage files stored in the cloud more easily.

As you can see in the photo gallery below, new OneDrive options appear in the “PC settings” screen, and while some OneDrive functionality was already available since Windows 8, there's no doubt that Windows 10 will represent an important step forward in this regard."
Best answer
12/16/2014
You have to look at a couple of new features to see the cloud-like features:

-- New to Windows 10 is a nifty Task View which lets you create multiple, virtualized versions of the desktop, each populated with their own set of open apps. Of course, Apple has had this for years, but it’s finally making its way to the Windows PC. You can set up one desktop for work purposes and have another one for when you use your PC at home.

--Windows 10 has more stringent user identities built in for accessing devices, applications and even websites. Think of this as baking in two-factor authentication into the OS. One thing to keep in mind: You will have to setup Microsoft Live accounts for your users if they want this feature.
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