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Windows 10: 9 Killer Features

Microsoft's Windows 10 is in the tech spotlight. Here's what we learned about each feature released during its Jan. 21 event.
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Universal apps 

New 'universal' versions of Microsoft apps will be available on PCs, tablets, and smartphones. All the apps will combine to create a form of Office specific to Windows 10 that fits to scale on various screen sizes. Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint have been revamped for Windows 10 devices. As part of delivering a consistent Office experience, users' recent documents will be available on each device.

The creation of universal apps is important for attracting developers to the new OS because they can be easily deployed across multiple devices. In addition, all apps will be available within a single Windows store.   

(Image credit: Microsoft)

Universal apps
New "universal" versions of Microsoft apps will be available on PCs, tablets, and smartphones. All the apps will combine to create a form of Office specific to Windows 10 that fits to scale on various screen sizes. Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint have been revamped for Windows 10 devices. As part of delivering a consistent Office experience, users' recent documents will be available on each device.

The creation of universal apps is important for attracting developers to the new OS because they can be easily deployed across multiple devices. In addition, all apps will be available within a single Windows store.

(Image credit: Microsoft)

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1/27/2015 | 10:33:22 AM
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Ha! What an image - everyone walking around with giant goggles, swatting the air. Though I have to say, I'd be willing to look ridiculous if it meant giving the HoloLens a shot. That looks like a cool experience.
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1/23/2015 | 9:47:20 AM
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Completely agree! I think Microsoft has given us a lot to be excited about with this new batch of announcements - I'm pretty excited about the new browser as well. It'll be interesting to watch as Windows 10 is refined over the next few months.
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