What are the novelties that we will find in the new windows 10?
It will be the same single version and compatible with all types of terminals (PCs, notebooks, tablets, phones), and the applications will now be universal: the same app will work on any computer. It also includes a new and more modern browser with which they will seek to win back users disappointed for decades by Internet Explorer.
Let’s see the news it brings us:
The return of the Start menu
By popular outcry, Windows has brought the start menu back to life by combining it with all the options of the Modern UI interface. A mixture between the traditional and the new that at the moment has convinced those who are trying windows 10.
Cortana lands on PCs and tablets
Cortana is the voice assistant born that they had developed to compete with Siri of iOS, and that was first part of Windows Phone. Now they will bring it to Windows 10 to be available on all kinds of computers, and from the tests they showed, it looks like a fairly stable system.
Action Center, the new notification center
Notifications are becoming increasingly important, and microsoft knows that well. Therefore, Windows 10 will have an OS X-style sidebar from which to read all the notifications we receive.
New design for the Control Panel
After years without modernizing the look of this section, the Windows Control Panel is going to be much simpler to use and with more intuitive functions to find what we want to configure.
Tablet mode, to master the behavior of windows
With the touch of a button, this new function will allow us to switch between the desktop Start menu format and the tablet interface format, with all windows in full screen. You could also switch modes using screen gestures. Ideal for those who came accustomed to that style from tablets and phones.
Skype integrated into sms
Just as Apple integrated its iMessage, and Google the same with Hangouts, now Microsoft will integrate its Skype infrastructure with SMS.
Improved Ribbon interface now also on mobile
The «tapes» that we are already used to seeing in Office from traditional computers pass to mobile screens without occupying the space they occupied until now. Who said redmond didn’t know how to adapt?
Photo and music libraries on OneDrive
With the cloud in the center of our data usage, OneDrive will now be able to organize and protect all our photos and songs automatically in the cloud (for users who have purchased the original license). And in this way we can share and view our files from any compatible device.
In addition, the new photo app will allow you to detect duplicate items, easy organization, multiple view modes and something interesting: auto-improvements (red-eye removal, brightness and contrast adjustments, among other improvements) with a single click.
New Outlook and Calendar app
«Universal Outlook app» will be the name of the new Outlook. In its mobile version it takes functions from the official Microsoft Word application, but with fast email management features as in the Gmail Inbox. With simple swipes to the right or left in the inbox you can archive or delete emails. There is also a new Calendar app, with Metro style, much more colorful.
New browser: Spartan
As rumored, Spartan will be the new modern Windows browser. It will have an interface similar to that of Google Chrome, to be fashionable.
You will have offline reading lists, which will allow you to save pages to read later, even if there is no Internet connection.
Spartan will have the ability to share any content we see with our social networks, regardless of whether or not the page we visit has social icons. A feature similar to that of Safari in OS X Yosemite.
Cortana will also integrate with the browser and will be able to return information of all kinds automatically, also autocomplete addresses or present results of the weather, restaurants, and several others so that we have constant access to this virtual assistant.
Aplicación oficial de XBOX
Con Windows 10, los usuarios podrán jugar a los juegos de XBOX desde sus propios ordenadores e incluso retar a sus amigos desde ahí. DirectX 12 se encargará de mejorar la calidad gráfica mientras que la consola de videojuegos va más allá del salón.
¿Hologramas? ¿Realidad virtual?
Parece que Microsoft quiere ser pionera en este rubro, y empezarán con Windows 10 a sentar las bases para el diseño de aplicaciones holográficas. Todavía falta para verlas, pero la idea es poder comandar el sistema con interfaces de realidad virtual, como las nuevas gafas HoloLens.
La gran sorpresa: Windows GRATIS!
Windows 10 será gratuito y actualizable desde todos los Windows 7, 8 y Windows Phone 8.1 durante su primer año. Sin duda, el mejor incentivo para actualizarte.