Windows 10, Windows Insider Program and its Features

Last Updated On : Saturday, March 12, 2016
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Microsoft announced Windows 10 yesterday [30-SEP-2014]. In an event Microsoft launched its next version of windows and it will be called Windows 10. After Windows 8 and 8.1 all the users were expecting the next version as windows 9, but Microsoft named it as Windows 10. Windows 10 will be the most comprehensive platform and it delivers the right experience on the right device says Microsoft.

New Start menu, multiple windows, multiple desktops are some of the new features spotted during the announcement. Below is the list of features announced by Microsoft.

Features :

Start Menu:

In Windows 8 the start menu was removed and later on Windows 8.1 the start menu has come back. In Windows 10, the new start menu has combined apps and live tiles. You can customize the tiles according to your need.

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Everything runs in a window:

In windows 8 and 8.1 the apps from windows store will not open like a desktop apps. But it was now fixed all the windows apps will run like a normal desktop apps, so that we can re-size, move and have title bars.

Snap enhancements:

This is nothing but like a multiple window. We can snap up to 4 windows in a same screen with a new quadrant layout.

Multiple desktops:

If we are working on two different items with lots of windows open, now you can split the desktops and you can also switch easily between the desktops using the task view button.

New task view button:

The task view button was embedded in the taskbar for quickly switching between the open files and desktops as well.

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Universal Search in Start Menu:

The universal search in start menu will search the files inside the computer and from web, if you are connected to internet.

New Command Prompt:

Windows 10 will also have an improved Command prompt and you can now paste into command prompt using Ctrl+V shortcut.

In the stable versions more features will be going to available.

Windows 10 will be available to all the windows devices like, PC, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, etc.,

Windows Insider Program :

By Today, Windows going to launch a program called Windows Insider Program, where the developer, PC experts can get access to the technical preview of new windows 10 for desktops and laptops. This is like beta version, to get more inputs from the developers to make the windows 10 more stable. For the earlier versions of windows also Microsoft released the technical previews to developers before the stable launch of the operating system. In few days, the technical preview will be available for windows servers and management tools.

How To Start with Windows Insider Program :

Anyone can sign up for the Windows Insider Program and download the technical preview of Windows 10. Microsoft recommends the users to install this technical preview on a secondary desktops or laptops as it was not a stable version. You can also send the bugs/technical problems in the preview version to Microsoft and they welcome it.

Checkout Guide on “How To Download Windows 10 Technical Preview”

Availability :

  • Start download the technical preview by 01-OCT-2014 through Windows Insider Program for desktops and Laptops. Download Windows 10 Technical Preview.
  • Stable versions of windows 10 will set to release in mid 2015 after the build conference.

Video :

The official announcement about Windows 10 was also made in windows official blog post.