Newly Announced Features of the Windows 10 Preview
It has been officially announced that Windows 10 will be soon available to the people. Microsoft unveiled the new features of the upcoming Operating System at the consumer-focused Windows 10 event that was held recently. The announcement came from the chief of Microsoft Operating System, Terry Myerson, stating that the current users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free within one year after its launch.
Pre-announced features of Windows 10
Windows 10 preview has been designed with features to make its usage simpler and smoother. Some of the features of Windows 10 have been announced before like the expansion of Start menu to full screen. Windows 10 will not be dumping crucial system tools in two separate locations like Windows 8 rather it will compress the Control Panel and the modern UI PC settings into a single interface. In Windows 10 Preview builds, the Continuum feature will shift the Operating System’s interface to desktop from Modern UI depending on traditional PC or touch screen device.
Newly added features
Many new features will be added to Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System for smoother and easy functioning experience.
Cortana shifts to PC from Phone
To control many of the search features of the Operating System, Cortana digital assistant will be shifting from Windows Phone to Windows 10. Cortana will be receiving a place next to the Start button of the desktop and will perform the same functions like in Windows Phone. Just like mobile devices Cortana can be interacted with voice queries or text. Cortana can search the local machine, OneDrive account and business network to find files based on queries. Any voice command given to Cortana for searching particular files or playing music files can be fulfilled instantly.
Universal Windows apps for Phones
Since Windows 10 will also be available for mobile phones it will feature universal Windows apps which are like an expansion of the PC. The universal Windows app will feature newly universal notifications to synchronize with Windows 10 devices.
Windows 10 phones and tablets will include universal Office apps for free. Universal Outlook map will also be included with the phones and tablets resembling the Mail app in Windows 8. The universal Outlook map will include touch friendly commands like swiping left on a message to delete it and swiping right to flag it.
The Photo app of the Windows 10 will create albums from all the synchronized devices and remove duplicate photos intelligently. The universal People app will collate contacts and the Music app will also receive universal repair.
Spartan is a new light-weight and clean looking browser to be included with Windows 10. The Spartan browser will include a note taking mode and will allow the user to make notes on a webpage. The clipping tool equipped with the browser will save portions of the webpage directly to OneNote.
The browser also includes Reading Mode with which the user can format articles by stripping out all the sidebars and ads from the webpage and make it similar to a book. The Windows Reading list app will allow the user to save articles for later reading.
Improved PC games
To improve the gaming features of the Operating System Xbox features have been integrated. The new Xbox app will allow the user to chat with Xbox Live pals, view information and access game clips. The game app of Windows 10 will allow the user to comment on game clips and share them. Windows Key + G keyboard shortcut has been introduced to save snapshots and thirty second video clips while traditional PC games are being played. Xbox One games can be directly streamed to any Windows 10 enabled devices.
Windows 10 may be Microsoft’s vision of tomorrow’s ideal Operating System. With so many newly installed features and improvements, Microsoft is making that dream possible.