Cool new features of Windows 10

Windows Store – download applications securely The windows store had a rocky start and a lot of the modules were not working and the store would always air out. Since then Microsoft has made many improvements in the windows store. Some of the features of the windows store include; user account settings, applications not limited to games, device management, and the ability to send gift cards. The device management allows you to view the devices your account is connected to and give you the option to view which applications you downloaded on each device. Through the store you may also view your regular Microsoft profile.   Start Menu for desktop users is back The start menu has came back with a brand new look but still familiar to the old version. In the new start menu you can scroll and view all of the applications instead of going into an all programs folder to see different applications. They added a few new and useful features integrated with the start menu. One of those is the pin, more, or uninstall option when you right click on an application. The pin option will allow you to pin the application right the task bar. The more option will give you settings for the application and the properties. The uninstall option is pretty self explanatory. The start menu now comes with live tiles. These are applications that are active or interactive with your accounts. You can change the view of these and select which live tiles you want to view and which ones you don’t want to view. The search tab works virtually...

Differences between Windows 10 features and Windows 7 features

New windows as a service model –                                                                                                                                   There are many differences in the OS model of windows 10 and windows 7. The look of windows 10 is very different but also the sort of the same. Starting at the bottom with the task bar, it is almost the same as windows 7 but has new features. Starting with the search engine and the Cortana listening system. Although windows 7 has the type to search option in the start menu windows 10 has it displayed in the task bar. The start menu also displays live tiles of different applications and programs. Also added is the Multiview icon in the task bar. What that does is show you all the windows and applications that are open at that moment. The control panel is basically the same. The main difference is that it is simplified by category so you don’t have to hunt for certain settings. The windows 10 OS is more efficient than windows 7 because everything just runs so much faster and smoother. How to manage improved battery life in Windows 10 (How is it different from Windows 7) When it comes to the power and sleep options the two OS settings are virtually the...

The Differences Between Windows 7 and Windows 10 for Enterprise Users

In the IT Support field people will be using both Windows 10 and Windows 7 and it really will help you with your career if you know the differences between the two. With the new Windows 10, it isn’t the last iteration of the Operating System but what it is going to be the last numerical version. When Microsoft says “Windows as a Service” what they really mean is that it is going to be the full version of Windows but what they mean by Servicing is just updating and patching. Windows 10 was provided right after the upsetting Windows 8 and their patch with Windows 8.1. Those two iterations of Windows were very disappointing to the public and so Microsoft offered a free upgrade to anyone that had Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. That was only till July of 2016 and now you have to pay for the upgrade. The great thing about Windows 10 is that you will get free security and feature updates, for the “supported lifetime of the device.”   The new Windows 10 has some issues in regards to battery life of your device. Gizmodo did an article comparing battery life of the two with 3 different devices. The tests that they were doing were a little inconclusive at first because some days the Windows 10 machine will last longer and other days it won’t last as long as a Windows 7 machine. The reason for that is the constant background updates to the system. On Windows 10, it is constantly backing up and updating so it drains the battery a lot faster than...

Differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10 for Enterprise Support Users

New windows as a service model New versions of Windows preceding Windows 10 by default meant waiting long periods for new version and additional training for users. In today’s world things are moving much faster. Windows as a Service (WaaS) will deliver smaller updates more often, giving the opportunity to its users to test a service during its development.  Individuals and organizations will help shape Windows by giving feedback before an update is released. Migrating from earlier versions of Windows, a simple in-place upgrade process will preserve all apps, settings, and data. Since Windows 10 is compatible with most hardware and software running on Windows 7 and later, the application compatibility testing process can be greatly simplified. Microsoft made minimal changes in the existing Win 32 application programming making most Windows desktop applications compatible with Windows 10. Similar, no new hardware is in needed for Windows 10, because minimum hardware requirements for Windows 7 and later are enough to be run on Windows 10. However, new OEM and first party devices are recommended. The way of servicing is changed with Windows 10, meaning that servicing branches are the firs way to separate users into deployment groups for feature and quality updates. Windows 10 has three servicing branches, Current Branch for Business, and Long Term Servicing Branch. Feature updates will be released two to three times per year in smaller segments. A new differential upgrade capability that will reduce the download size by 35% has been announced. Quality updates will be delivered once a month with Windows 10. They will contain both security and other fixes which will help customers...

New Features of Windows 10

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For the most frequent time Windows has been very well kept and always ahead of their devices and software always updated.  Instead Microsoft is a very different company mainly because they focus more on their software other than their products. For example other companies that focus on using IOS software only update their products. The companies don’t focus on their product in particular. The main features that Microsoft makes is the Windows store. The windows store lets you download apps securely and fast and easy to use. Microsoft makes sure always that their apps are always kept to date and made to work with their products current software version. The windows stores let’s you download apps such as Entertainment,Games, and weather apps. The apps simply can be downloaded from using your personal Microsoft account which is again very secure. The Windows store is the most unique tool that Windows software has to offer. Another great feature for Windows is the start button feature that was perhaps thought to have been gotten rid of by the latest update of Windows 10. It actually stayed and it’s very useful for users who used to use a desktop version of the oldest version of Windows 7. This start button is quite similar but just a tad different in comparison. The start button has a vary of certain ways to access apps like the weather, the date and time, and even games can be accessed for the start button. The start button now includes a new way to find the things you need by simply typing in the search bar located on the...