Unique features of Windows 10


Microsoft is launching Windows 10 on July, 29 this year. Provided as a free upgrade in the first year to the existing Windows 7 and 8 users, you can reserve your Windows 10 copy. What are the new features you can expect from Windows 10? We will analyse the exciting reasons to why you should opt for Windows 10.

Windows 10 has been envisaged as being the never before experience. You might have received the update to reserve your copy of the Windows 10 operating system. What benefits are you going to get with this update? Here is the list of some exciting features -

New Design

Apps will have simple title bars. Developers have the option to customise the way the title bar appears and behaves. START menu has been improvised. You can use it to view the apps you have been using regularly.
There is a new Me tile which can be used to resize your tiles to suit your preferences. Transparency has been added back to the START menu.

Cortana

The personal assistant on Windows Phone so far has now been made built-in with Windows 10. It is placed on Taskbar and is used to control the device by means of voice commands and text commands. The latest update has a little improved design. It can be used to send messages, setting up calendar events and playing songs. You can configure it to detect a "Hey Cortana" phrase and get it to do what you want without any need to press any button.

Microsoft Edge

The new browser from Microsoft, Microsoft Edge, has been built-in and ready to use on the latest build of Windows 10. It bundles several new features with it with an aim to take on the mighty Chrome from Google and Firefox from Mozilla. It comes with a reading mode and a reading list to aid in hassle free browsing experience.
Edge will be the default browser on Windows 10 , and the Internet Explorer has been confined to the background activities. Cortana has been built into the new browser. Extension support is expected to come on it a-la Google Chrome and Firefox.

Tweaked Command Prompt

The command Prompt till now did not support copy pasting. In a redesigned Command Prompt on Windows 10 you can now paste using keyboard shortcuts.

Free Microsoft Apps

After offering the free versions of their apps on iOS and Android, Microsoft is gearing up to offer its apps for free on its own operating system. Windows 10 will have free versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and One Note. You can easily get them from Windows Store.

All encompassing Store

Microsoft is ditching the maintenance of separate stores for each genre. Xbox Music and Xbox Video have been done away with. Windows Store will henceforth be the single place to get apps, video, music and movies.

Miracast Streaming support

Windows 10 has support for Miracast streaming. You can stream anything on your screen to a display with wireless receiver.

Optimisation for touch interface

The user interface has been made more user friendly with respect to the touch screen. The task view is bigger and has touch friendly features. You can switch modes between Touch interface and keyboard input.

Multiple apps

Running multiple apps per screen is now better. You can use up to four apps simultaneously. You can view other running apps and add it to the list too.

Action center

Windows 10 now has a unified notification area. Unlike in Windows 8 where the notifications once gone were gone forever, Windows 10 lets you track the notifications.

Battery Saver

Taking the tip from its Windows Phone counterpart, you can now have a battery saver option on your Windows 10. The saver option takes over when the battery power of your device reaches 20% and clamps down on the background processes.

Final Thoughts

Well, here was a small attempt in identifying what Windows 10 has on offer. I might have left out a few more details. I would love to see the readers coming up with updates in the comments section below.
Microsoft is unleashing the power of Windows 10 on 29th July. You will get a free upgrade offer for free in the first year if you are on Windows 7 or 8. Reserve your copy of the new update and be among the frontrunners to run the OS on launch day.


Article by Timmappa Kamat
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