Windows 10 - Technical Preview

 Jan 29, 2015

So Windows 10 has arrived, at least the Technical Preview. Installed it, loved it, besides the crashes and glitches that can be expected from the release, it is pretty good!! Let's have a look at some of the stuff that makes it the next best thing since sliced bread.

Windows 1

Yes, you saw it, the Start Menu is back, plus some additional tiles to that you can move around and pin for that special occasion.

Window 2

Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop apps do and can be re-sized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing for maximise, minimise, and close with a click.

Windows 3

You can now have four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout, helping a lot with those multiple Excel spreadsheets. 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.

Windows 4

There’s a brand spanking new task-view button on the taskbar for quick switching between open files and quick access to any desktops you create. What do you mean desktops you create?

Windows 5

Yes, that's right, you can now create desktops for different purposes and projects, and switch between these desktops easily and pick up where you left off on each desktop. This is just some of the goodies now available in the preview, as the production team changes and tweaks, I'm sure it will just get better and better.

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About the Author:

Barend Koekemoer  

Barend is one of New Horizon's highly experience IT Technical trainers with over 15 years of practical IT experience as well as experience in administrating, planning and executing projects and automation systems. He began his career in IT working for a South African government organisation and has since become a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and a Microsoft Certified IT Professional.

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