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3 Things to Know about Windows 10

Windows 10 is coming and is shaping up to be one of Microsoft’s best operating systems in a while. Here are three things to know if your business is considering Windows 10:

You may be eligible for a free upgrade

As discussed in this PC World article, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 users will be eligible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed whether this version of Windows will require a subscription or not, but your first year will be free at the very least. 

Cortana

After the Windows 8 debacle, Microsoft is looking to make its user-experience better than ever. Cortana, Microsoft’s “Siri” or “Google Now,” will play an important role in this experience.  

According to a recent Tech Times article, Windows 10 will include voice controls:

“Cortana will be placed on the desktop next to the Star button and can be summoned by saying: “Hey Cortana.” Moreover, users will have the option to edit stuff that the assistant knows about a user so that it can improve the service.”

Spartan

And the last major thing to know is that Windows is scrapping its old browser, Internet Explorer. It’s replacing it with Spartan, which will challenge Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. 

An interesting feature of Spartan is that users will be able to draw and comment on web pages as they like. Here’s how The Next Web describes the feature: 

“Spartan is based on Microsoft’s Trident rendering engine, which is also found in Internet Explorer. The browser allows you to collaborate with others by marking up with drawing on the page directly. You’ll also be able to click anywhere on the page and comment.”

So now the big question is if your business should upgrade to Windows 10. If you’re still unsure, then you can always reach out to us and we’ll give you more information about Microsoft’s new operating system. 

To talk more about Windows 10, or anything else, please contact us. Thanks. 

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