1. Start Menu is back – Welcome back
In Windows 8 and 8.1, Microsoft decided to get rid of the start menu and replace it with metro UI.. unfortunately, Users were not happy with that change and they wanted to have the start menu back.. that was one of the main reasons that Windows 8 & 8.1 had market failure. The good news for those who are missing the start menu is you will have the start menu back in Windows 10.
It is not the same style that we used to have in Windows XP and 7.. the new start menu will have the live tiles on it but at the same time it has the old structure of the start menu that we used to have in Windows 7.
- Cortana for desktop users.
Microsoft is marketing the Cortana as the most personalized digital assistant. I personally have been using it in my Windows 8.1 phone devise for quite good time and I found it is very great digital assistant. Cortana wasn’t available in Windows 8.1 desktop version..
Microsoft is bringing Cortana into windows 10 desktop version. I believe that would make it easy to interact with your desktop devise by voice command. It will enable you to launch applications, adding meeting requests, searching your files on hard drive and onedrive….etc.
- Xbox app
This will enable you to play Xbox game on your laptop or tablet. With improved speed and graphics performance.
- Spartan Browser
Bye bye for Internet Explorer.. Microsoft officially announcing that IE is dead. Project Spartan including many built in features, like PDF reading and reading mode.. Project Spartan will have Cortana support from within the browser, so Cortana can read information from the sites you’re on to do some tasks like navigate to a restaurant you’re looking up or know n upcoming flight time without having to go into your email or ticket paper.
- Multi-tasking improvement
Very similar to Apple’s space feature on OSX; it enable you to have multiple desktops; each desktop has its own set of open windows and apps. I believe this will make it easier for you to organize your work in better way and isolate things.
- Switching between to modes
Microsoft introduced a new way to switch between desktop mode that more convenient to you. If you have mouse/keyboard attached to your devise; then you will have the desktop mode with start menu similar to the one you have in windows 7. If you de-attached the keyboard and mouse; you will be switched to the metro UI (after confirming that in confirmation message).
- Action Center
With windows 10, you will have all notifications in one place, it is similar to what we have in phone devises where you can see all notifications grouped by Application that generated the notification.