Have you ever found yourself wondering how anyone got anything accomplished before computers? Without the organization, networking, database, management tools and more that our PCs deliver to the workplace, our jobs would be much more difficult. In fact, in today's job culture, multitasking has become a way of life. You answer e-mails while you update a project, do research on the Web while you search for a reference file. During break times, you might even catch up on some news or do some social networking. Big presentation coming up? Get some work done after hours from your PC at home. Our PCs have become integrated into our work lives to a point where inspiration, productivity and networking depend on them. With that in mind Windows 8.1 Pro has been designed to bring you an operating system that can handle all of your professional demands — no matter what may come your way. Whether it's just another day at the office or the biggest pitch of your life, Windows 8.1 Professional is there to back you up.
Windows 8.1 Professional personalizes your experience so can work in a way that allows you to access what truly matters to you. Beginning at your Start screen, you see a new layout that features your favorite news, friends, social networks and apps. You can even access your familiar Windows desktop with just one click, so all the features you love are never far away. All your old apps, files and settings easily transfer and run on Windows 8.1 Professional. Your productivity will reach new heights thanks to Windows 8.1's ability to work harmoniously with your devices, whether they are touch screen or mouse-and-keyboard. You can stay connected to important photos and files by accessing them on your phone, tablet or PC with SkyDrive. Just sign in to your Microsoft account and your desktop will appear with all your personal preferences and settings so you can keep working wherever you are. With Windows 8.1 Professional, you receive the comprehensive defense of data encryption for your entire drive with BitLocker Drive Encryption, which helps block hackers from accessing system files. The Remote Desktop feature lets you access your home PC from work, so you can access your apps, files and network resources as if you're sitting right in front of your home computer. Easily join your office's network with domain join, so you can share file and printer settings, access network files more. Use your device's power more efficiently for quick start-ups and app-switching as you stay up to date with security features, including Windows Defender, Windows Firewall and Windows Update. Your PC is necessary for your professional success. Get the most of it with Windows 8.1 Professional.