Yesterday Microsoft announced Windows 10.

They’ve taken a jump from 8 to 10, much like the renaming of XBOX360 to XBOXOne they dont follow naming conventions, there’s many reasons why they might of done this but its mainly to show it is a new type of operating system and not just an update.

Excitingly they based the announcment around business use, we heard many complaints when 8 was launched that Micrsoft had forgotten their traditional PC users with a keyboard and mouse in favour of touch screen devices. With Windows 10 they seem to have learnt from this and have built it with the ease of use that 7 brought us but with the new features of 8. We were fans of Windows 8 (especially with the release of 8.1) but could see that it was a difference for the market and a big jump from the usual interface of XP through to 7. Full screen apps and the lack of true start bars did put alot of users off, however clients we have implamented it in have loved it after a day of finding everything.

Music to everyones ears will be the return of the Start Bar. Reintroduced in 8.1 they have taken a step back to use the Start Bar that people are used to with added functionality.


Quick search from Windows 8 remains, which is a great feature, allowing you to quickly access and app, setting or web search required.

Snap evolves allowing you to multi task better than before.

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They have added multi desktop support similar to Apple OS X

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You can also preview the task you are switching to

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It looks set to be launched fully at Microsoft’s Build conference in April next year, below you can see Windows VP Joe Belfiore talk about some of the features in Windows 10.