Windows 10 is coming

If you haven’t heard already, you will certainly start hearing more about the latest version of Windows for desktop, Windows 10. Microsoft plans to release the completed product within the next few months, if not weeks.

The majority of business Windows 8 and Windows 7 users will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 for a limited time. We however recommend that you contact Correct before you take up the upgrade offer just to ensure that everything will work as expected.

Windows 10 provides many improvements and new functionality but also brings back some of the favourites people prefer to interact with Windows, namely the Start Menu. Of course Windows 10 is more cloud enabled and uses all the latest developments such as Cortana (Microsoft Siri basically) in ways that make it easier for users to get their work done.

Windows 10 has been in technical preview for a number of months and has been pounded by the largest number of testers ever in Microsoft’s history. The feedback on the new software has been very popular with reviewers agreeing that it combines all the best parts of Windows 7 and 8, while incorporating all the latest developments.

Windows 10 is also major step towards a unified platform that will see the same core software run across not only desktops but also phones, tablets, servers and more. This will make it much easier to develop ‘universal apps’ common to all platforms from phone to Xbox to desktop.

Windows 10 will also come with a new lightweight browser now known as ‘Edge’ (it used to be called Project Spartan). This new browser will contain the most common features that users require but will be optimised for fast viewing of web content. The traditional Internet Explorer browser will still be available if required but for most users, ‘Edge’ will be more than capable.

So it’s time to start getting ready for a new version of Windows, but we urge you to contact Correct on (02) 8331 3200 to discuss your plans with Windows 10. We are here to help to ensure your IT runs as smoothly as possible.

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