MICROSOFT this morning drew back the curtain on the operating systems by kicking off Windows 10 with a mob of business-friendly features and also with some surprises.
Microsoft is breaking down the Windows Phone and Windows RT borders of its operating system, and with this breaks we all are expecting that, Microsoft has made a sure shot approach toward connecting its devices more seamlessly to become a part of its universal apps program. The big surprise, however, was Microsoft’s bust into virtual reality, with its HoloLens glasses, an approach to create a system for overlaying holographic images over the real world.
The charms of Windows 10, sparkling
Windows 10, starting is different
Microsoft’s Windows 10 with its feasibility to work over mobile devices and PCs are now coming with new start menu that expands to look like Windows 8’s home screen and a new Action Center where you can quick toggle settings.
Windows 10, Cortana for desktop
Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant, is coming to the PC. Long available on mobile, Cortana will now live next to the start button on the task bar and serve as a natural-language interface for Windows 10. Cortana for desktop can, however, do everything its desktop counterpart can, meaning: reminders, call people with Skype, check my location/maps, play/pause music, launch apps, check the weather and more.
Windows 10, Multitasking with Snap Windows
Microsoft will also introduce a proper multitasking feature called “Task View” which will show nicely sized four preview windows of your running apps. Again, this works with both touch and conventional control inputs – either a swipe from the left of the screen with your finger, or clicking on the taskbar with a mouse. Naturally this is aimed at desktops and tablets rather than phones.
Windows 10, The end of Internet Explorer. Say hello to Project Spartan
Spartan is a cleaner browser with a lot of shiny new features and integration with other Microsoft services. Spartan has “note-taking mode” that lets you draw all over pages with a stylus or add comments with a keyboard, then save the results on OneNote. A clean “reading mode” does what you might expect. Spartan has Cortana built into it, contextually recognizing information like restaurants or plane flights and offering extra information.
Windows 10, Your PC is now your Xbox
Microsoft owns a vast majority of the computer gaming market. And now announced an Xbox app for launch on every Windows 10 machine. The app brings over Xbox One features like your messages, friends list, and activity feed. You’ll be able to chat with people on Xbox Live and view console achievements and videos from your desktop, as well as record your own clips on PC.
Windows 10, The amazing Command Prompt
Another quite amazing feature for those of us that use it is that the command prompt is now getting keyboard shortcuts! So you will be able to paste in your commands! Hardly groundbreaking, but actually pretty exciting.
Windows 10, Continum – the special one
This is the best new thing we found out today. Continum is an on-the-fly mode for 2 in 1 devices that can automatically change mode if it detects there is suddenly no keyboard attached. It is designed to make the switch from keyboard and mouse to touchscreen seamless.
Windows 10, A bigger role for OneDrive
OneDrive was everywhere in Microsoft’s presentation. It formed the backbone of its unified apps, allowing documents to sync across devices. Microsoft’s teased a larger role for OneDrive in photos and music, will sync between devices using OneDrive.
Windows 10, Universal apps
Windows Universal apps are the new name for Metro apps/Modern apps/Windows Store apps. Windows 10 is a single platform and interface across PCs, wearables, phones, tablets etc. and will be able to run on all devices from phones to servers and there will be a single app store across the lot.
Windows 10, Surface hub and Windows Holographic
This is an unexpected—hardware announcement from Microsoft: Windows Holographic will build 3D imaging into Windows 10, which can be experienced using the HoloLens headset. The company’s rolling out the Surface Hub, an 84-inch, 4K, touch-enabled display for office collaboration.
Microsoft has left us with some big things to think about. Its vision of tomorrow’s ideal operating system is grander still with the goal to offer a unified experience across devices of all shapes and sizes. It’s trying to safely move away from the failures of Windows 8 and Windows Phone. But Hope with Windows 10, Microsoft seems to be getting right.
Source : Internet