What has been improved in Windows 10?
June 17, 2015 Leave a comment
[Improved may not be the perfect word. Some may not like some changes!]
Here’s a list of improvements in Windows 10 over Windows 8.1:
- Customizable Start experience and yes – the Start menu is back!
- Windows Hello and Passport for personalized authentication without the use of passwords.
- A next generation web browser called Edge that support advances in Windows 10 such as Cortana for finding information on the web, Annotation, PDF support, superior reading experience.
- Integration with Microsoft’s digital assistant – Cortana – can be used for finding and retrieving information on the Internet and your PC, such as files. You can also use it to control applications such as the Music Player and prepare an email message or track a package.
- Modern apps [first released in Windows 8] can now be windowed and behave just like desktop apps.
- Music and playlist integration in OneDrive.
- Support for media formats such as FLAC and MKV.
- Notification Center for centralized management of notifications and quick access to PC settings.
- Universal applications that work not only on your Windows 10 PC, but also your mobile phone running Windows 10 and also XBOX One.
- XBOX App for Streaming of live games to a PC or Tablet.
- Touch optimized Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and PowerPoint). Providing the power of Office on devices with touch support. Users can edit, prepare documents, spreadsheets and presentations with full document fidelity regardless of device.
- Continuum Mode – if you own a 2 in 1 form factor that works both as a laptop and tablet, you can easily let Windows 10 decide the best environment for you. Once detached into Tablet mode for instance, you can work in a more touch optimized user interface. Users will also be able to remotely use Windows 10 Mobile apps on their Windows PCs.
- Task View for managing applications using multiple desktops.
- Unified messaging using Skype Integration.
- Device Guard for protecting devices against malicious applications.