Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Microsoft launches challenge to OS X: Windows 10 officially available!

Microsoft officially launched Windows 10, the new version of its operating system that, for the first time, is available as an automatic update for most users. This is a very important innovation, considering the fact that many iPhone users have computers as a Windows PC.

Windows 10 includes very interesting innovations as Cortana (virtual assistant like Siri), an app for the Xbox and another dedicated to Microsoft Edge, and new security systems as automatic updates style OS X and native tools for protection viruses and malware. Windows 10 is also a "unique", that works on PCs, smartphones, tablets, Xbox One, HoloLens and Raspberry Pi, while the new SDK available now opens the door to new possibilities of development by dev worldwide .

With Windows 10, Microsoft has returned to the past, restoring the Start Menu and Live Tiles. Hello Windows provides a new technology for secure access to your account password, and all future updates will be available free of charge.

Integrated into the operating system, there are already programs Office and Skype, you can also quickly switch between applications using the functions Snap and Task View.

Here are some news dedicated user experience:

  • Cortana, virtual assistant that allows you to easily find the right information at the right time. The user can also issue orders to perform certain operations to Pc
  • Microsoft Edge: a new browser, which finally will (hopefully) forget Explorer. And 'possible to navigate quickly and safely, read and create notes, and share all web content
  • Xbox app: ancient application that allows you to manage your account Xbox, check friends, view your progress in games and more
  • With Contiuum (name unoriginal ...) you can continue on smartphones and tablet experience initiated by the PC
  • Windows 10 integrates native apps like Photos, Music, OneDrive (with synchronization also on iOS), Groove and Video (where you can view movies and TV shows streaming)
  • The app Microsoft Phone Companion lets you work seamlessly with iOS and Android devices, as well as Windows Phone
  • The new Office Mobile suite allows you to work on-the-go to Word, Excel and PowerPoint, awaiting the release of Office 2016 will offer many features which are devoted to productivity
Windows 10 integrates several functions for companies and professionals I, especially with regard to security and protection by the latest attacks. There are also tools that allow you to synchronize files, documents and other information between all employees and managers in the company, with management groups created directly in Windows 10. It can all be handled in total safety, even on the cloud, thanks to Microsoft Azure .

Windows 10 provides access to the Windows Store, virtual store where users can buy and download thousands of apps and games, just as it does on the Mac App Store. The store integrates with Cortana to allow the user to find specific titles by voice.

More information is available here.

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