Microsoft Shares Details Regarding Windows 10 Continuum
Variety and options is what people look for these days. Tablets, PCs and laptops come with different OSes depending upon the choice of their users — tablet users prefer a more touch-friendly UI while PC and laptop users prefer old school desktop style UI.
Microsoft has shared a lot about its new operating system, Windows 10, in today’s event and one of the key features of the OS is the Continuum, which is its ability to switch between tablet and PC modes. The operating systems will give users the option to choose UI style based on their preference, tablet or PC.
The feature was seen for the first time back in September 2014, during a Windows 10 preview event. This will highly benefit users who have hybrid devices, such as the Windows Surface tablets. These tablets can be used as a touch only or with a keyboard and mouse.
When using the Surface without the keyboard but with a PC style UI, the tablet will ask you if you wish to switch to the tablet mode. Similarly, attaching the keyboard during the tablet mode, will make the device automatically go into PC mode.
Confusion over when to Switch between PC or tablet was one of the reasons behind the release of Windows 8.1. Making it automatic will make life a lot easier for many of us.
Speaking of making life easier, Microsoft is going to add a virtual assistant in Windows 10, in the form of Cortana. She was only available in Windows Phone and the release of Windows 10 will mark her debut on PCs.
Gamers will recognize Cortana from the famous Halo series on Xbox consoles. Cortana will help users search files or data on OneDrive, local drive, web and some basic queries can be answered by her.
During the demonstration of Cortana at the Windows 10 event, Microsoft showed her ability to instantly get Power Point slides and Pictures from a certain date or month.
Cortana is also an integral part of the Project Spartan — the new browser replacing Internet Explorer.
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