What’s new in Windows 10?
Windows 10 has lot of new features and they have made a lot of significant changes which we actually needed. Lots of improvements in all issues makes Windows 10 to be the most awesome OS yet. And Windows 10 will never be a finished product as Microsoft has decided that this version will be the final one and there will be updates to this every year. There is a lot of new stuff in Windows 10. Let’s have a look at some of them.
New and improved touch features:
There will be lot of new features which are more helpful to the users with Touchscreen PC’s and task switching is not on the left which is a great tweak for Windows 8 users. Microsoft's Joe Belfiore said at the preview: "We want Windows 7 users to feel like they upgraded from a [Toyota] Prius to a Tesla, but they don't need to learn a new way to drive."
The biggest changeover in Windows 10 is its Start menu which brings back our old and awesome Start menu with live tiles of Windows 8. Another plus is that these live tiles can be resized.
You can now tile 2 or 3 applications at the same time which can simplify your multiple application windows.
Copy/Paste in Command Prompt:
You can now copy/paste your codes directly instead of writing the whole code. Plus there are keyboard shortcuts which can make it more user-friendly.
The old snappy thing which was in Windows 8 is gone and it’s better for the novice user for switching between tasks.
This 2 in 1 app which gives you the ability to use the same app in your Windows PC and Windows Phone/Tablet is an awesome feature. You can use apps in your phone from your PC when it is connected.
Windowed Metro Apps:
This is a great plus as you can use the Windows Store apps in windowed mode and you can concentrate on other stuff too.
Hugely Improved Mail and Calendar Apps:
There is a great development in these apps as everyone wanted it to be. The mail app now has swipe gestures – a common feature of many mobile mail apps that works really well. Most importantly, Mail supports POP email and the Calendar app finally supports Google Calendar.
Don’t search for the Internet Explorer as it had a great image makeover with Microsoft Edge. It features a host of built-in features such as a screen grab tool with touchscreen doodling abilities, a note pad and reading mode. It’s a more slick and light version of Internet Explorer which we would use often rather than using just for downloading Chrome.
Saving best features for the last, Cortana is the Windows version of Siri and Google Now which is doing a pretty good job. Voice commands can be given for most search terms and you can even ask the runtime of movies with Cortana. It sure will be a great Windows companion.
There are many more to come in Windows 10 like Windows Phone 10 to Microsoft Hololens which looks like awesome future technology. We hope that the future advancements will enthrall us.
Tony Landry is a Web Content Editor at Remo Software. He loves to write, edit, and manage content for users trying to troubleshoot and fix problems on Windows, Outlook, storage drives and Cloud storage networks.
He has published more than 200 articles in Remo Software blog. He actively engages in research and problem-solving techniques to consistently generate great web content. Fixing various hardware problems on computer and storage devices along with a great knack for fixing Outlook errors, Tony is also the fun-time IT guy for all his work friends. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys cycling.