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What is Special About 29 July?

It isn’t my birthday. It isn’t Christmas. It isn’t school holidays. So what is so special about 29 July?

Windows 10 will be released, bringing the best of Windows 8 and Windows 7 into one platform.

Here are three key things to know about Windows 10.

 

1.  The start menu returns!

The start menu which was sorely missed in Windows 8 has returned for desktops. While the start screen definitely has some advantages, the start menu has been missed by a lot of users and caused a lot of people to stay on Windows 7 instead of upgrading. Microsoft has taken the feedback and brought back the start menu to the desktop. And if you’ve become used to the start screen and want to keep it, you have the option for that also.

2.  Continuum

Continuum is a new feature for Windows 10 to make the best use of the 2-in-1, computer-tablet hybrid, devices like a Surface series. This new feature provides smart switching in and out of ‘Tablet Mode’ which turns Windows 10 into a touch friendly interface. On the Surface Pro 3 it will change into ‘Tablet Mode’ when you disconnect the keyboard. When you reconnect it will automatically revert to the standard desktop.
Watch an example of Continuum here.

Continuum is also coming to phones on Windows 10. This means that you’ll be able to connect a keyboard, mouse, and screen to your phone and get a ‘PC like experience’.
Find out more about Windows Continuum for Phones.

3.  Upgrade for Free

If you currently have Windows 7 or 8.1 Home or Pro, you can ‘reserve’ your free upgrade to Windows 10.
Find out more about reserving your free upgrade.

There are many more reasons why Windows 10 will be a good upgrade; from using your Xbox One to stream games to your laptop, to the better integration with cloud services such as Office 365 and Azure AD.

If you’d like to discuss Windows 10 and how it can help you, contact us.