5 Big Changes in Windows 10 - dummies

By Ciprian Adrian Rusen

Part of Windows 10 At Work For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Windows 10 brings many changes to the Windows world. Basically, it takes the best parts of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and combines them into one operating system. And there are new features as well, which you’ll want to find out how to use. Here are some of the biggest changes and improvements in Windows 10.

Feature Description
Start Menu The Start Menu is back in a form that mixes the Start Menu from
Windows 7 with the Start screen from Windows 8.1. You can pin both
shortcuts and live tiles to the Start Menu.
Cortana Microsoft’s digital assistant from Windows Phone makes the jump
to PCs with Windows 10. Cortana can help you find all sorts of
online information via natural language questions you ask using
text or voice commands.
Notifications Center Notifications with pop-ups reminding you of all sorts of
things. They are centralized into a very useful Notifications
Virtual desktops In Windows 10 you can work with as many desktops as you wish,
switch apps between them with ease, and so on.
Continuum If you use a hybrid or 2-in-1 device like the Microsoft Surface
Pro 3, you can dynamically switch the interface between the
PC-friendly desktop environment and a full-screen tablet mode
that’s suited for touch.