The way people work has changed and Microsoft definitely had this in mind when designing the operating system for Windows 8 devices. From the customizable start screen to the lineup of productivity enhancing devices, Windows 8 devices provide you the flexibility and mobility you want, and the reliability, security and productivity you need as a small business owner. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features your small business will love.
Customizable start screen
Whether you’re on a Windows 8 PC, tablet or a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Live Tile start screen can be customized to your liking. On a Windows 8 PC or tablet, you can change the location of the tiles so that you see what’s important to you. On a Windows Phone 8 device, you can change the size, position and colour of the tiles. The tiles are also ‘live’ which means that they constantly reflect the latest information without being opened. You can see your next meeting, the latest news headlines and the current temperature simply by looking at your start screen.
SkyDrive is a file hosting service that allows you to store documents in the cloud for access on any device. SkyDrive gives you and your team access to your documents from wherever you are. When you’re out of the office, you can easily access and edit your documents on a smartphone or tablet. Sharing with your team is also easy. You can select which documents you want to share and which ones you want to keep private.
Windows 8 devices
We’ve got Canada’s largest selection of Windows Phone 8 devices with models from Samsung, Nokia and HTC. Whether you need a large screen or prefer a sleek design, there is a model that suit your needs.
Shifting to Canada’s first LTE-enabled Windows 8 tablet, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC is a tablet that could replace your laptop. Its powerful processor enables it to run Windows 8 operating system. That means that Windows 8 works with both existing desktop software and apps that you download from the Windows Store. There are also a number of keyboard attachments (sold separately) that make it easier to respond to email and edit documents while on the go. Finally, to complete the transformation to a laptop, you can connect the Samsung ATIV Smart PC to external devices using the included USB and Mini-HDMI ports.
Exclusive apps from Rogers
Last but not least, our Rogers One Number application has been optimized for Windows 8. Exclusively for Rogers customers, Rogers One Number lets you talk and text from your Windows 8 tablet and manage your calling features from your Windows Phone 8 device.
As you can see, Windows 8 devices have a lot to offer small business users. To learn more, go to rogers.com/windows8forbiz
Alex is a regular contributor to RedBoard