Microsoft Offers a Plethora of New Features with its Latest Version of Windows 10

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Windows 10 is now available and will be accessible on almost every device- smartphones, servers, tablets, convertibles, laptops, desktop PCs and surface hubs. The bonus feature of this version is that the upgrades can be availed for free.

Jack Schofield, writing for The Guardian, highlights the enhanced features of the latest version of Windows. Windows Hello, for instance, is a new sign-on system, which includes face recognition if you have an Intel RealSense-compatible camera. Groove is a new music app that has replaced Xbox Music. It can import and play Google Play and iTunes music libraries. Continuum will enable Windows 10 smartphones to work like desktop PCs.

Microsoft’s DirectX 12 is new for Windows 10 and more efficient enabling better gaming performance and longer battery life. In addition, a faster browser called Edge is also included. It enables one to write or type annotations on to web pages and email them to people.

Pedro Hernandez, a contributor at eWEEK writes that finally, the new OS can help serve as an IoT pathway for both mainstream users and the company itself. Microsoft's cloud-based IoT technology, Hernandez mentions, is also stretching into its business software products, including its Dynamics line of CRM and ERP applications.

 "For Microsoft, Windows 10—a product that is new yet familiar—is the transit vehicle from the old-world of connected PCs to the new-world of connected things, so market acceptance is of huge importance to the company's current initiatives and its future prospects," says Richard Edwards, Principal Research Analyst at Ovum, an IT research firm, reports Hernandez.