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Know 10 Interesting features of windows 10

Microsoft declares the upcoming Windows 9 soon to be called Windows 10

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Publish Date: Apr 25 2016 3:00PM | Updated Date: Apr 25 2016 3:00PM

Know 10 Interesting features of windows 10

Recently Microsoft has renamed windows 9 with best ever feature which are interesting to know. So here are 10 of the new features from Microsoft's upcoming Windows XP killer.


Talking about the new name, Terry Myerson - executive vice president of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group - said that the Windows 9 name "wouldn't be right" given the new One Microsoft internal strategy. Hence they move to Windows 10.


He also confirmed that the Windows 10 release date is slated for "mid-next year" as they previously estimated. There was no confirmation as per the rumour that Windows 9 might end up being free. Starting tomorrow Microsoft will start distributing a Technical Preview build of Windows 10 via the Windows Insider Program.


The current build of the new OS is Windows Technical Preview 9841 and is currently at a very early stage. Previously codenamed Threshold, there is currently no Internet Explorer or consumer features like a media player.


1. Different touch all over again


Designed to appeal to experts and novices alike, Microsoft was troubled to point out that it hasn't given up on touch with the new OS. The Charms bar remains for the moment although we expect it to die if you're using a non-touch PC 


Microsoft says it wants to support touch users who have persevered with Windows 8 and "evolve" the touch UI. The task switching will no longer work on the left. So with that and the charms going, that's goodbye to most of the problem with Windows 8 - and a whole philosophy slams.


2. New version in Old version 


The most noticeable change is the new Start Menu, which looks somewhat like the old start menu. It brings some features from the Windows 8.1 Start Screen, such as live tiles, and can be resized.


3. Another new Task View (the Windows 8 flippy thing has gone)


Now the Windows 8 task switcher has been hastily dumped, there's a new Task View in Windows 10, too, so users can have the options to switch between virtual desktops. That's because Microsoft now recognizes that novice users use the taskbar rather than switching in other, cleverer, ways such as Alt+Tab (which also now switches between desktops).


4. Snap Assist helps you snap windows


A new Snap Assist feature has also added which helps users work out which way is best to snap apps to. You can snap windows into new screens and tile Windows - just as you've been able to since Windows 2.0 or maybe 3.0.


5. The Command Prompt enters the 21st Century


Another quite amazing feature for those that use the command prompt is now getting keyboard shortcuts! So you will be able to paste in your commands!


6. Improvements in Windows Explorer


A new Home location is the new default view in Windows Explorer. There's also a Share button on the Windows Explorer taskbar.


7. Continum - the special one


This is the best new feature founded. Continum is an on-the-fly mode for 2 in 1 devices that can automatically change mode if it detects there is suddenly no keyboard attached. So, for example, a back button appears to help you navigate the Desktop with touch if the keyboard is removed. 


8. Windows 10 Universal apps


Windows 10 will also usher in a new app model - Universal Windows apps. Windows Universal apps are the new name for Metro apps/Modern apps/Windows Store apps. 

All older Windows Store apps will work with Windows 10.


9. Modern apps now be seen floating on the Desktop


The new Universal apps also work on the desktop and 'float' in their own Windows. Microsoft wants to banish the separation between the Modern UI and the Desktop.


These 'modern' apps on the desktop have an icon for more options - replacing the commands that used to be in the charms on the right-hand side of the screen.


10. Windows 10 has lots for Business and Enterprise


Microsoft says it hopes to appeal to business with this release of Windows, more so than Windows 8 ever did. 

To be honest, it needs to - Windows XP is now ancient and unsupported, while precious other businesses want to make the leap away from Windows 7. 

This version of Windows will have plenty of other features for enterprise, including a customised store and protection for corporate data. Mobile Device Management will be able to be used for all devices.