By Emeka Aginam
The Chief Executive of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, has said that the unveiling of Windows 10 has heralded the beginning of the more personal computing era in the mobile-first, cloud-first world.
The solution, a new generation of Windows, comes with a wide range of experiences designed to usher in a new era of more personal computing, as well as two new devices designed to extend the Windows experience from large screens to no screens.
Speaking during the launch last week, the Microsoft CEO further said that, “Our ambition is for the 1.5 billion people who are using Windows today to fall in love with Window 10 and for billions more to decide to make Windows home.”
For Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Operating Systems group at Microsoft: “Everything about Windows 10; the experiences, delivering it as a service and the free upgrade means that Windows 10 isn’t just another product, it’s an ongoing relationship one that will give ongoing value to all our customers.”
According to the software giant, Windows 10 would be delivered as a service to offer a safer, innovative and updated experience for the supported lifetime of the device.
A free upgrade1 for Windows 10, Microsoft said would be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, who upgrade in the first year.
Windows 10: Making
computing more personal Windows 10 marks the beginning of the more personal computing era, where technology disappears and people are at the center.
One thing is clear. In this era, the mobility of the experience matters, not the mobility of the device, and experiences should work in a seamless, familiar way across devices.
With the solution, people should be able to naturally interact with technology as they interact with other people with voice, gestures and gaze. Protecting privacy plays a pivotal role in delivering trustworthy experiences that put people in control of their experience.
During the launch, Microsoft showcased a variety of new experiences coming to Windows 10, including the following:
Cortana comes to PC and tablet.The Cortana personal digital assistant, which debuted on Windows Phone last year,will now also be available on Windows 10 PCs and tablets to help people get things done. Cortana is personal helper who learns an individual’s preferences to provide relevant recommendations, fast access to information and important reminders, bringing what matters most to their attention. Interaction is natural and easy via talking or typing, with advanced features to control Cortana for more trustworthiness and transparency.
New browser “Project Spartan”
Windows 10 will feature the new Microsoft browser, code-named “Project Spartan,” which was built with interoperability in mind.
With key features built-in natively to the browser, itwill enable greater reliability and better discoverability.