Windows 10 is here!!!

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Microsoft Announced Windows 10 today, yes Windows 10, Not Windows 9 like we all thought but Windows 10. Today’s event was more focused on enterprise features. Microsoft plans to talk about the consumer angle of Windows 10 in early 2015. Microsoft has also announced a new Build developer conference in April and that Windows 10 will be available in mid-2015.

In a Q&A following their presentation in San Francisco today, Microsoft’s operating system execs Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore were asked, “Is Windows 10 the next version of the phone operating system?” The answer was simply, “Yes”. Belfiore then added, “The best way to think of it, it will be a natural step forward from the Windows 8.1 model.” However, he also said that the phone version of Windows 10 won’t have a desktop user interface

Here are the new features

  • Start menu: The familiar Start menu is back, but it brings with it a new customizable space for your favorite apps and Live Tiles.
  • Everything runs in a window: Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop apps do and can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing for maximize, minimize, and close with a click.
  • Multiple desktops: Create desktops for different purposes and projects and switch between these desktops easily and pick up where you left off on each desktop.
  • Find files faster: File Explorer now displays your recent files and frequently visited folders making for finding files you’ve worked on is easier.
  • New task view button: There’s a new task-view button on the taskbar for quick switching between open files and quick access to any desktops you create.
  • Snap enhancements: You can now have four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping and even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps

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