The Release of Windows 10

On July 29, 2015 Windows 10 is set to be released. This release of Windows 10 comes with Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser that’s built to give you a better web experience. With Windows 10 you can write or type notes directly on webpages and share them with others, read online articles free of distraction, and save your favorite reads for later access. Also with Cortana enabled, you get instant access to key actions like making reservations or reading reviews without leaving the page you’re on.

So I’m sure you’d like to know what’s new in Windows 10. Windows 10 has the following new features:

  • New start menu. The new start menu looks like the old start menu. It brings some features from the Windows 8.1 start screen, such as live tiles, and can be re-sized.
  • The Windows 8 task switcher has been removed. There is now a new task view so users can switch between virtual desktops.
  • A new snap assist feature helps you snap windows. This feature also helps users work out which way is best to snap apps to. You can snap windows into new screens and tile Windows.
  • The command prompt is now getting keyboard shortcuts.  Now you’ll be able to paste in your commands.
  • An improvement to Windows Explorer. A new home location is the new default view in Windows Explorer. There’s also a share button on the Windows Explorer task-bar.
  • Windows 10 Universal Apps. Windows 10 will be able to run on all devices from phones to servers and there will be a single app store across the lot.
  • Universal apps now float on the desktop. The new Universal apps also work on the desktop and float in their own Windows.

In addition to the features listed above, Windows 10 also starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have.

If you currently have Windows 7 or 8, you will be entitled to download Windows 10 free of cost for 1 year, however if you don’t have neither Windows 7 or 8 then there will be a charge for the new release. Upon the release of Windows 10, Software Solutions will install it on various machines in our office with hopes to have it fully deployed in September.