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Microsoft offers to integrate all platforms and devices under Windows 10, including the Xbox

posted Jan 21, 2015, 8:00 PM by Barny CK
Integration is the keyword when it comes to Microsoft's Windows 10 Event earlier this morning. For too long now, Microsoft's system has been pretty fragmented. Windows 10 offers to resolve all that by providing a seamless user interface that will have better user experience. On top of that, there were plenty of new goodies as well as a few pleasant surprises.  

In a nutshell, 
1. Windows 10 is a free upgrade for existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, both desktop and mobile. However it is only free for a year.
2. Cortana, Microsoft's vocal personal assistant is coming to the desktop. Cortana is also pretty smart and can spell out your friend's name by searching into your phone book. 
3. Settings across all platforms can be synced and the new OS also comes integrated with Skype for phone calls and messages. Good news all ye Windows 8 users (or ex-users); Control Panel and Settings have been merged.
4. The Office suite is going to arrive on Windows phone. And the tabs (Home, Insert, Design etc.) will be there!
5. Integration with Xbox, now that's something! With an Xbox app on Windows 10, you can access your Xbox and play its games remotely.
6. Showcasing Spartan, a brand new browser. Many features were presented, including the ability to read articles offline and in PDF.
7. In a surprising move, Microsoft introduced two new hardwares; the Surface Hub and the HoloLens. The Surface Hub is kinda like an electronic whiteboard running Windows 10 that can also link to people remotely via a desktop or a mobile device. In this way, video conferencing can become much more efficient and much more intimate. 
8. The Microsoft HoloLens is an augmented reality lens that lets you flood computer graphics with real world objects. Think Jarvis of Iron Man. 


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