Windows 10 Technical Preview: First Look

Microsoft recently released the first technical preview for Windows 10. There will be two versions for Windows 10, consumer and enterprise. The article will look at the enterprise version and some of the new features.

Start Menu

The big news about Windows 10 revolves around the Start Menu. Microsoft has brought back the Windows 7 style Start Menu, while still allowing you to switch back to the title Start Menu if you want. The new Start Menu also supports tiles, both static and live. This is big for enterprises who will soon be looking to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10. There is much less of a learning curve for end users who have been using the Start Menu for many years.


The ability to pin applications is also available, and is seen in the section that contains Documents and PC Settings. The search function also acts the same as it does in both Windows 7 and Windows 8. It will search applications and files.


Desktops is a new feature that has been on Mac OS X for a long time. It is the ability to have multiple “desktops” and switch back and forth. An example of this would be working on two projects, and having them on separate views that you could easily switch back and forth from. To see your desktops and add additional ones, click this button:


If you do not have multiple desktops open, this button will show you what is open on each screen. Microsoft has also added the ability to do four quadrant snaps, so users can now snap for windows to the desktop.

Metro-Style Apps

The final major improvement is the ability to run Metro-Style (or modern apps) in sized windows on the desktop. They will no longer be full screen, though they can be if you choose. There will also be one Windows Store across all platforms, whether they be desktops, laptops, tablets, or mobile phones.


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