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Windows 10 has everything you want in an operating system. Sometimes I feel like I was one of the only ones to really love Windows 8. I mean yes it was a complete change from what we used in the past in Windows. There was a learning curve with it and most people just didn’t have the time to learn how to use it. I understand, I don’t want to take the time to learn how to use things. I just received a new fitness band and it’s driving me crazy because it doesn’t just “work” I have to go through all of these hoops to make it work. Unlike the Microsoft band, which is another blog post all in itself. I love the Microsoft band and I’ll tell you why soon. For now I want to continue telling you why you need Windows 10.
For starters the start screen is back. I had so many people tell me that they couldn’t find the programs that they want to use. To do that you had to hit start and then type the program you wanted, or have pinned it to your desktop. Well it’s much easier now since the start screen has returned. Plus it looks really nice! And it’s still very touch friendly. LOVE IT!
Another reason is the personal digital assistant goes beyond your phone: Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant is now available on the PC (and all of your Windows devices). Now on the PC, you can ask her to find files for you, send an email on your behalf, turn on your music, pull up photos, find apps and more. She’s really going to be an assistant. I’ve seen my husband working using her.
Make the web your personal sketchbook: The new browser for Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, lets you write on the web with built-in note taking, sharing and integration with Cortana. Plus there’s a reading pane for no distractions.
Play more: Your games, friends, achievements and more will follow you across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. Xbox Live is built into Windows 10 giving you access to the greatest gaming community in the world no matter where you are. Windows 10 extends the Xbox experience with game streaming. Play your Xbox One games on a desktop, laptop, or tablet in your home on your local Wi-Fi.
Snapping your windows is one of my favorite features in Windows 8 because I can multitask and you still can in Windows 10. And now you can pin up to four items.
Oh and Windows will greet you by name with face recognition. If you want it to.
These are just some of the reasons, check back with us as we continue to use Windows 10 and find even more reasons for you to give Windows another try.
Yesterday Microsoft’s kicked off it’s new yearlong initiative, Upgrade Your World, to celebrate those who inspire and empower others. Microsoft is donating $10 million to more than 100 nonprofits worldwide. And YOU have a chance to help your favorite nonprofit get a donation from Microsoft!
- Simply share the nonprofit that you’d like to nominate on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and tag with #upgradeyourworld #vote @[insert charity].