Learn about Windows 10 with this overview of what's new and what's the same in Microsoft Windows. As with Windows 8, Windows 10 brings some dramatic changes to the Windows environment, but this time it combines elements of Windows 8 with those of previous versions. In this overview, we will look at these new features.
This article will provide insight into:
- What's different in Windows 10?
- What's the same in Windows 10?
Looking at the bottom left corner of the Desktop, by the Start button, you can see the Windows Search Bar. This tool will allow you to search your computer, your apps, and the Internet. It's powered by Cortana, a virtual assistant who can help you find what you want, set reminders, and perform other useful functions. The Search bar also works the same way as the Run function in previous versions of the Windows Start menu, meaning that you can use it to run commands as well as to search for content.
You can find more information about the new and improved Windows 10 features at on Microsoft's page: Windows 10 Features - Microsoft
Windows 10 includes a whole new Mail, with a new look, a new layout, and new functionality. You can find instructions for setting up Windows Mail for use with your Shaw.ca email account here: Setup Email in Windows 10 Mail
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Windows 10 brings with it a whole new Web browser. Edge is one of the smallest, fastest, and most unobtrusive Web browsers currently on the Internet, and you can find information about its use and features on our dedicated page: Windows 10 Edge Browser
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Related: Internet Browser Support
Known Issues: As with any major change in software, there are some compatibility issues which have been discovered with the upgrade to Windows 10. You can find more information in the following bulletin: