windows 10The Microsoft migration to Windows 10 is alive and doing well, but some are wondering what they are truly going to get with the upgrade.

Well, according to insiders and users, here is what you can expect so far.

Most significant: Microsoft Edge – A Windows 10 exclusive web browser that some claim is quite the contender against Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox.

The biggest difference: Cloud- based design – Rather than residing as a static software program on your device, key components are cloud based allowing for regular updates, constant improvements and seamless access from all devices.

Critical to all users: Universal Apps – Microsoft recognizes that while users are on different platforms, the software shouldn’t be limited. Apps like Word and Excel now look similar to desktop counterparts but optimized for touch and screen size.

Convenient to users: Windows Continuum – this software will allow fluid movement from one hardware system to another, recognizing if the user is on a laptop or tablet and adjusting the software properly.

Where will Windows go from here: HoloLens – Every Windows 10 device will support wireless, spatial sound and advanced sensors to see and create holographic images for use in both work and play environments.

Microsoft is looking to go beyond the traditional uses with Windows 10 and the free upgrade is their invitation for consumers to join early on. At Future Link, we have been working nonstop to research the new platform so that we can help you make an informed decision on when/if to upgrade.

There are compatibility glitches still present. While the internet hosts an unending supply of articles on glitches and fixes, it is best if you know where you stand before you begin. It is recommended that you have an expert go through your current system as well as your plans for future technology.