FINALLY! Microsoft creates a quick and easy to read guide for their new operating system-Windows 10. They didn't do this with Windows 8 (at least I never found one) and it hurt them badly!
It's only 14 pages so it's a quick read.
However, there are some topics here that I don't think are that important to average computer users, at least those I pay attention to -- beginners and seniors.
Here are the topics found in the guide and their order. (
Table of Contents (of course!)
- Cortana (similar to Apple's Siri but more)
- Microsoft Edge (a new browser and it is better than Internet Explorer)
- Gaming and Xbox (not that important to me)
- Built-in apps (Head and shoulders better than what came with Windows 8 or 8.1)
Enterprise-grade secure and fast (this is huge to
- Windows Defender (anti-virus and anti-malware for FREE)
- Smart Screen (huh? I guess this is important)
- Windows Hello (I like this a lot, but it requires a new type of camera so a new computer is in order)
- Hiberboot (this is the "fast" I really like. Even shutdown is really fast)
- InstantGo (sounds good)
- Familiar and easy to use (this should be topic #1 for those that trudged through Windows 8 or who avoided it due to the backlash)
- Start (Yeah! I am completely comfortable with the new pieces here too)
- Compatible (a long standing Microsoft guiding principle)
- Multi-tasking (good, but not used all that much)
- Continuum (Say what?!. This is good. Your computing experience is what made this feature possible)
Seamlessly stay up to date (some positive and negative opinions on this, but I like it and support it)
- Automatic Updates (I've always had this turned on and it has NEVER hurt me)
- OneDrive (all of my documents are on my computer AND in the cloud and OneDrive is one of those apps that make the work)
- Windows Store (we get our apps here now and it works)
Again, the Windows 10 Quick Guide is only 14 pages so take a look before you upgrade to Windows 10. Heck, read it after you upgrade.