Thinking about a company that is constantly innovating and rebranding itself? Think Microsoft. The software developing Multinational Corporation which is always on an upgrade mission is at it again, this time on the upgrade of its best known operating system – Microsoft Windows.
Having teased the public with a few features of the newly upgraded Windows 10 last September, it is obvious who their target market is – Businesses and persons who use Windows at work.
On Wednesday, Windows blogger Terry Myerson shared new information about Windows 10, in Redmond, Washington. Giving a consumer preview off its Windows 10,”the new generation of Windows.”
Some of the new experience coming to Windows 10 includes:
The return of the Start menu – Famously located at the bottom left of a PC screen, the Windows Start menu makes a grand comeback after being removed from Windows 8.
Cortana – Making its debut to Tablet and PC, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant, Cortana, makes interaction easy as it learns your preferences to provide relevant recommendations, fast access to information, and important reminders.
Windows 10 introduces Project Spartan – The new browser which will function similarly to Chrome and Firefox was built with “greater interoperability, reliability and discoverability.” This browser is integrated with Cortana for finding and doing things online faster.
Microsoft introduces a new design interface called “Continuum.” In Continuum Mode, Windows 10 will toggle easily between keyboard/mouse and touch/tablet as it detects the transition and conveniently switches to the new mode, on two-in-one devices.
Something exciting for the gamers – Windows 10 lets gamers access the best of the expansive Xbox Live gaming network on both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One. Players can play new games and share their greatest gaming moments with Game DVR. Also, within homes, games can be played on PC’s, streamed directly from Xbox One console to Windows 10 tablets or PCs.
A most exciting feature yet – Microsoft HoloLens. “Windows 10 is the world’s first holographic computing platform – complete with a set of application program interface that enable developers to create holographic experiences in the real world.” The HoloLens enables users to have high definition viewed holograms and hear them in surround sounds. Microsoft HoloLens with advanced sensors recognises user’s voice, object of sight and hand gestures.
Group computing made easy – Specially designed for effortless team interaction in the workplace; Windows 10 with Microsoft Hub introduced a new large screen device. The new Windows 10 operating system is embedded with custom versions of Skype for Business and OneNote to take full advantage of the mics, built in cameras, and sensors, as well as a new screen built for ink and touch. The Surface Hub features instant remote conferencing, the ability for multiple people to share and edit content on the screen from any device, and other cool stuffs.
Terry Myerson also mentioned that Windows 10 will be Microsoft best enterprise platform ever, as it allows business owners to be more productive, simplify management and deployment and help protect corporate data better than ever.
The newly upgraded Windows 10 aims to forge a new relationship between Microsoft and their customers – consumers, developers and businesses.
By Hadassah Egbedi