Microsoft recently unveiled the future of all of its devices when it announced Windows 10. The brand new operating system looks a lot more like Windows 7 than 8, but combines the best of both of those worlds. Gone is the Windows 8 Start Screen that hid your desktop. Those live tiles aren’t gone, though, because Windows 10 lets you add them to your Start Menu, which is back in full force and totally customizable to be whatever you want it to be. Windows 10 also lets you mix and match new and legacy apps across multiple windows and multiple desktops, letting you use whichever version you’re more comfortable with. The technical preview of Windows 10 is available now, but the full version won’t be widely available until sometime next year. Microsoft said it plans to make Windows 10 able to run on a “vast majority of devices,” so keep an eye out for its launch next year if you’re eager to upgrade to the latest and greatest.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin" on the Westwood One Podcast Network. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.