Windows 10 – What To Expect
Windows 10 is expected to be released by the end of August, and a lot of Microsoft users are eagerly anticipating its release. As of right now, we don’t know all the specifics about the new operating system, but from the rumors that have been swirling around for months, we have an idea of what to expect.
One rumor that has been confirmed by Microsoft, is that there will be seven versions of Windows 10, which will be available in most devices, from Internet of Things devices to full workstations. With Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft tried to build an operating system that could work on, and handle the needs of workstations and gaming consoles, as well as notebooks and tablets, but they had some issues with it. With Windows 10, they have learned from the problems that they had with Windows 8 and 8.1, which has helped them make Windows 10 a much better operating system.
One of the big changes Windows fans will appreciate, is the return of the Start menu, which was noticeably absent from Windows 8, and upset a lot of people. It will come with a merging of the Windows 7 interface and Windows 8 live tiles, giving users the best of the touch and mouse worlds.
In addition to the return of the Start menu, Windows 10 also comes with the new Microsoft Office 2016, the latest version of Office has a few cosmetic makeovers, and can now be operated by touch. With the new Office, you can transfer your work from one platform to another, and still retain the same quality.
Another new addition to Windows 10 is the ability to use Cortana, which was created as a competitor to Siri and Google Now, and was only available on Windows phones. You will be able to get Cortana to run tasks for you on your desktop or laptop, using voice commands, making it easier to interact with your PC.
After using Internet Explorer as its main browser for years, Microsoft is going to introduce a new web browser with Windows 10, and it is known as Microsoft Edge. The Edge browser is expected to be more interactive, and supports offline reading, and the ability to use Cortana with it. It is not expected to replace Internet Explorer, which will still be available in Windows 10, it is just a second option to use to browse the web.
These are just a few things to expect from the Windows 10 operating system, there are a lot more exciting features that will come with it, and Microsoft created a website where you can get a preview of Windows 10, at https://insider.windows.com, if you are interested in getting more information.