If you haven’t heard yet, Microsoft has developed their next operating system “Windows 10”. Here are 6 great things about what’s buzzing!


  1. IT’S FREE!

    Genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will be able to install Windows 10 for free starting July 29, 2015 for up to a year before losing the chance to upgrade. Over the last few weeks the “Get Windows 10” application has appeared on many users’ Taskbars where they’re allowed to sign up to reserve their copy. To reserve the free upgrade, users will need at least 3GB of space and all the latest Windows updates. Once they’re signed up, Windows will download the upgrade when it’s released and the user will get a notification when it’s ready to be installed. For more information, visit Microsoft.
  2. Microsoft Edge

    Internet Explorer who? Microsoft Edge is the all-new Window’s built-in browser. With Microsoft Edge, the user can write or type notes directly on web pages and share them with others.

  3. Cortana

    Meet Window’s personal digital assistant. Set reminders, appointments, or reservations without leaving the page you’re on. The more Cortana learns over time, the more personal and useful the assistant will become. Take that Siri!

  4. The Start Menu

    It’s back! Instead of the start menu expanding to the full size of your screen like it was in Windows 8, it has reverted back to a smaller view like it was in Windows 7. This start menu will include some pinned apps organized to preference and show what programs the users have been using the most.

  5. Compatible with Xbox One

    With Windows 10, users will be able to stream games from their Xbox One console directly to their Windows device. This feature is part of a new Xbox app for Windows 10 which simply lets you remote control an Xbox One console. It’s designed to be used on a local network for someone to play the Xbox One game on a Windows 10 laptop in one room and another person still use the Xbox One console for Netflix all at the same time.

  6. Control Panel Shortcuts

    As an individual who works in systems administration and support, having the ability to create my own shortcuts to settings I change frequently will be very helpful. In just a couple of clicks, users will be able to place these shortcuts as icons on the desktop, start menu, or task bar.

At Visibility, we’re all excited to see what other features will come from the new Windows operating system. Since our software is 100% browser based, we look forward to supporting Edge in the coming months.

Read more about the technology framework here.

Topics: Technology

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