Windows 10 Operating System was unveiled this week in a press event held in San Francisco. Microsoft’s new OS comes back with the Start button and marks a big leap towards unifying the way people work across devices including tablets, phones and PC’s. This edition of Windows OS is more likely to be targeted at Business and Enterprise users to create more value in that segment. The Windows 8 version OS didn’t fare all that well, many business consumers didn’t upgrade due to major changes brought by Microsoft in their OS upgrade. However, Windows 10 seems to get back to its basics this time and has further enhanced value in creating one OS platform for all devices.
Find out some of the new features revealed during the launch event:
The Start menu is now reintroduced in the Windows 10 OS. Having used Windows for nearly two decades we have grown to become so familiar with the Start button and Windows are most probably pulling the right shots this time. Some of the features of Windows 8.1 remain, like the live tiles and it can be resized.
The snap enhancement feature allows you to have four apps snapped together in the same screen layout. The feature is also intuitive enough to show other apps to be snapped and to more efficiently use the screen space.
Windows includes a new task view button on the task bar, making it easier to switch between open files and provides faster access to any desktops that you created.
It’s easier than ever to create multiple desktops for different tasks and projects, and be able to switch between them effortlessly. If multitasking is what you are looking at, then Windows 10 has saved this feature for you.
An analyst expressed, “The event was clearly geared toward Microsoft’s bread and butter enterprise customer, and we believe starting an early dialogue with these customers as well as learning from previous mistakes made in Redmond – eg Windows 8 – will be key to garnering major adoption of this all-important product cycle in the field”
“Overall, we believe today’s event was another step in the right direction in the [Satya] Nadella era, and that Microsoft remains well positioned… while it undergoes a major restructuring effort to make it a ‘leaner and meaner’ technology giant over the coming years.”
The full release of the OS is expected to be around mid 2015. A technical preview is available in Microsoft’s website, for users to try out.