Windows 10 is here
July 30th 2015
New look, new browser, new apps
Windows 10 is an entirely new version of the Windows operating system. It promises a more personal computing experience in an increasingly mobile first world.
Fast and Familiar
With Windows 10, Microsoft have set out to achieve a fast and familiar experience for users. The Start menu is back, along with the Taskbar and the Desktop that you are accustomed to. Live Tiles will provide streaming updates of what matter most to you.
In terms of compatibility, it is designed to work with the hardware, software and peripherals that you already own. Free updates will help to keep you current on security updates.
In a world where cybercrime is on the rise and is a constant threat to businesses and individuals, Windows 10 promises to be the most secure Windows ever. It offers an enhanced Windows Defender and Smart Screen to help safeguard against viruses, malware and phishing. Windows Hello** greets the user by name, providing a fast, secured, password-free way to log in.
Personal and Productive
Windows 10 is designed to run Office and Skype perfectly with a focus on increasing your productivity. New Office Mobile apps on Windows 10 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote – are now available in the Windows Store. These have been built for on-the-go scenarios and they offer a consistent, touch-first experience for small tablets. Full featured OneNote comes installed with Windows 10 for your digital note-taking needs. The upcoming release of Office desktop apps (Office 2016) will offer the richest feature set for professional content creation, designed for the precision of a keyboard and mouse.
Already part of the Windows phone, Cortana, the digital assistant, will be made available across all devices, including PC desktop. Through information stored in the notebook, Cortana learns an individual's preferences enabling it to provide relevant recommendations, fast access to information and important reminders.
For those using a hybrid device (notebook / tablet), continuum mode will mean that apps and features will work seamlessly across devices, and will even adapt to different devices as they are detected e.g. touch as opposed to keyboard will be used when the app is being used on a tablet.