Top 11 upcoming products from Microsoft in 2015

1. Windows 10 OS finally is here!

Microsoft`s next Operating System after windows 8 serious, Which meet critical review from users due to it`s modern metro look.Now, Microsoft make its comeback with Windows 10. Windows 10 introduced late 2014 as technical preview. It quickly evolve based on customer feedback. Microsoft bring back traditional successive compounds of its older version such that start menu as well as feature which people really like in windows 8 OS. And lot more cool features added to Windows 10 which make this OS special. Microsoft totally reworked desktop icons which make it more eye candy.Windows 10’s start menu will now expand to a full-screen view that looks like Windows 8.1’s home screen. You can pin both traditional as well as metro app to start menu. A new Action Center provides quick access to Wi-Fi options, Bluetooth, and other settings and the settings menus themselves should be cleaned up and easier to use. It’s another effort to keep the best features of desktop Windows while adapting to touchscreens.

2. Continuum

Windows 10 new feature called Continuum is designed specifically for convertible devices, switching almost instantly from a mouse and keyboard to a tablet screen. It obviously works pretty well on the stage, but so far, we haven’t seen more than early testing builds. This is very important step for Microsoft to adopting one OS for all type of devices even hybrids.

3. Free upgrade to Windows 10

Obsessively this is a very pretty announcement for all that  Microsoft`s brand new OS will become free of cost for owners of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 for 1 year. And also once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, user will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no cost. With Windows 10, the experience will evolve and get even better over time. The new features will deliver when they’re ready, not waiting for the next major release.

4. Cortana for PC

Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant, which make an important turning point in windows phone. Now, Cortana comes to PC and tablet, for the first time with Windows 10.Cortana will now live next to the start button on the task bar for Windows 10.Cortana learns your preferences to provide relevant recommendations, fast access to information, and important reminders. Interaction is natural and easy via talking or typing, with advanced features to control Cortana for more trustworthiness and transparency.  Surly this will be cup of tea for all the people. It will answer spoken or typed queries, searching documents across local documents as well as ones stored on OneDrive.

It will also propose web links and other suggestions. For example,if you type Skype it link to the store if you haven’t installed it already. Crotona will also be integrated into the new Maps app, reminding you where you parked your car. Cortana will also be proactive, popping up notifications it thinks you’ll be interested in tracking flights, stocks, sports, and other it’s either learned or you’ve entered manually into its notebook. It will become a personal assistant for all.

5. Universal Apps

The Microsoft ultimate vision of one platform for all come true with windows 10. And also Microsoft announces that universal app for all the devices. So, you will get the same app for all the device run windows 10, whether phone,  PC or tablet.  And also you will have the same experience in all devices which make easy understanding for users. Windows 10 also offering applications for Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, People & Messaging, and Mail & Calendar consistent across the device. These built-in apps have an updated design that look and feel the same from app to app and device to device.  Content is stored and synced through OneDrive, enabling you to start something on one device and continue it on another.

6. Windows 10 for phones and tablets

Windows 10 for phones and small tablets features a fast, fluid and familiar experience that seamlessly interacts with your PC. Widows 10 make same experience which we receive from our PC to our smart phone or tablet. That`s really a Pocket PC.

I just think that this will open a new way for windows phone to carp more  market share. And also Microsoft announce lots of cheap as well as flagship mobile which shows that, Microsoft occupy all of our devices like PC.

Above said universal app as well this makes big relief for people who worry about compatibility as well as unwilling to learn new things. Earlier, I stated that Microsoft will provide Windows 10 for  windows 8 device which include phones and tablets. So, owners of windows phone device soon get new rich experience with windows 10 without spending a single rupee.

7. New MS Office  for Windows Phone

Microsoft also planned to totally revamp its office suit for  windows phone. They show new app which user interfaces same as we saw in the desktop version (Thanks to one app for all). This unlocks newer experience for people to work more powerful with this office suit similar to one they have it in the Desktop. This Office universal app on Windows 10 offer a consistent, touch-first experience across phone, tablet and PC with new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. Designed from the ground up to run on Windows, you can easily create and edit Word documents, annotate slides in real-time with new inking features or easily present PowerPoint presentations, and with new touch-first controls in Excel you can create or update spreadsheets without a keyboard or mouse. The next version of the Office desktop suite is also currently in development, more on this in the coming months.

8. You will get XBox without getting an XBox device

Microsoft bring windows 10 for XBOX, that user having PC with Windows 10 can get a rich XBox device, sync and play their game all across their device from Pc to XBox. Xbox on Windows 10 lets gamers access the best of the expansive Xbox Live gaming network on both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One. Players can capture, edit and share their greatest gaming moments with Game DVR, and play new games with friends across devices. Games developed for DirectX 12 in Windows 10 will see improvements in speed, efficiency and graphics capability. Players will also be able to play games on their PC, streamed directly from their Xbox One consoles to their Windows 10 tablets or PCs, within their home.

9. Say goodbye to Internet Explore Welcome Project Spartan

As we saw in some leaks earlier this month, Windows is replacing the Internet Explorer with a new browser codenamed Project Spartan, designed for Windows 10. Project Spartan, the next generation browser was built with greater interoperability, reliability and discoverability, with a new look and feel built just for Windows 10. Advanced features include the ability to annotate by keyboard or pen directly on the webpage and easily share with friends, a reading view that is distraction free, displaying the article in a simplified layout for a great reading experience for Web articles online and offline, and the integration of Cortana for finding and doing things online faster.

Last but not least , very important surprise for all from Microsoft with their new Devices,

10.Microsoft HoloLens

A exiting device by Microsoft, which make us feel like watching Hollywood film like device in our home. Windows 10 is the world’s first holographic computing platform complete with a set of APIs that enable developers to create holographic experiences in the real world. With Windows 10, holograms are Windows universal apps and Windows universal apps can work as holograms, making it possible to place three-dimensional holograms in the world around you to communicate, create and explore in a manner that is far more personal and human. Microsoft HoloLens is the world’s first untethered holographic computer – no wires, phones or connection to a PC needed. Microsoft HoloLens allows you to view holograms in high definition and hear them in surround sound, even if they are behind you. And with advanced sensors, Microsoft HoloLens can see what you are looking at and understand what you are communicating with your hands and voice.  By putting you at the center of the Windows 10 computing experience, Microsoft HoloLens allows you to create, access information, enjoy entertainment, and communicate in new and exciting ways. And also Microsoft and NASA have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens. Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, OnSight will give scientists a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science operations on the Red Planet. For detail information please refer our post.

11. Microsoft Surface Hub

Microsoft Surface Hub Unlocks the Power of Group Computing. Microsoft Surface Hub is a new large screen device designed for the way teams in the workplace naturally interact and come together.  The Surface Hub is essentially a big TV that accepts touch or pen input, run Office 365, and thanks to dual cameras, can run Skype for business. Custom versions of Skype for Business and OneNote integrate into the Windows 10 shell to take full advantage of the built in cameras, sensors and mics, as well as the new screen that was built from the ground up for ink and touch. The Surface Hub features state of the art digital white boarding, instant remote conferencing, the ability for multiple people to share and edit content on the screen from any device, and a trusted platform for large-screen apps. Available in two sizes – 55” and 84” – the Surface Hub removes the current limitations of traditional conference room scenarios to empower teams to create their best work together. Microsoft doesn’t resolve price of this device, But definitely it shipped with a high price, Because Microsoft aim only business people.

And now we come to the end of the show, Microsoft also stated that next insider builds will be released next week with more than  25 languages.

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