Microsoft Windows 10 was built as a platform to provide a seamless experience across all devices including PC’s and tablets. The new Microsoft Windows 10 platform builds upon the legacy of windows and makes some subtle but powerful changes that will surely benefit users. A range of touch supportive features have now been included but if you are looking to use it primarily as a desktop interface, you may not notice many changes. Read below for a detailed overview of Microsoft Windows 10.
The new Microsoft Windows 10 platform is available free for upgrade to users currently on Windows 7 and 8 and is the result of Microsoft’s research to integrate all devices.
The internet explorer has now been changed to Edge which is a faster and better replacement for the ageing internet explorer. There is also the voice controlled assistant software Cortana and you are also allowed to stream games and media from your PC to an Xbox. The much needed start menu is now functional again and will be a respite for old timers. The lives tiles theme from the earlier windows version is still there but it’s now with the start menu providing better access and greater functionality.
The Charms bar is now the Action Centre which is a home to all notifications and allows you to quickly access the settings tab. Both touch enthusiasts and keyboard users will find Microsoft Windows 10 a delight to use. The new platform is also highly customisable and you can easily modify it as per your usage.
The Start menu provides easy access and is a legacy from the past but it is still preferred by most users so it is good that Microsoft has revived it. The shortcut provides access to most used apps. The All Apps tab can provide access to all the apps installed on your device. Folders and other filing options are also there just liked old times.
The tiles are limited to the right of the screen first seen on Windows 8. They can be customised and you can drag them and arrange them as per your preference. You can also select the right size of the various tiles as per your usage and requirements. You can also remove the tiles altogether if you don’t like using them. If you are using a detachable laptop, you can remove the keyboard and Microsoft will magically turn to tablet mode. The start menu and the apps will now fill the screen allowing for better usage. If you want to return to PC mode, all you need to do is reattach your keyboard and Microsoft will do the rest.
A number of shortcuts have been included in the Windows 10 platform and there are also a host of touch panel controls that you will find extremely useful. The virtual desktop provides a good view of all apps that you had open at any time and you can easily switch between apps by using this feature. This allows more control as you can have more than one desktop space on a single device.
Microsoft has also provided a number of security features such as Microsoft Hello which converts your camera or a fingerprint scanner into a password input centre. In a sense, Microsoft has got everything right with Windows 10 as it didn’t go overboard with major changes but minor tweaks that have erased the deficiencies of the earlier systems. It’s faster and better than anything you have encountered previously and regular updates will also be provided to all customers.