FEATURE REVIEW – Microsoft Windows 10 Part 1
Windows returns to its roots with the last version of Windows…ever.
Please Note: This review is long – nearly 6000 words in total, and its being split into multiple parts. While long, its very informative. If you’re not sure what’s in Windows 10, or if its right for you or your PC, this will be worth the read.
I’ve been involved with every Microsoft Operating System release, as either a part of the formal technical beta team, a representative of an MS partner doing formal testing in cooperation with Microsoft and the company I worked for (the MS partner), or as part of a formal public beta, providing professional level feedback (i.e. detailed bug reports) since Windows 95. I’ve had my hands on (nearly every) beta and prerelease build of Microsoft Windows (and Office, for that matter) since the (public) beginning of the internet. I still use the MSN email address that was assigned to me during the test of the original MSN dialup service (you know… the one to go up against AOL). It’s now used as my Microsoft Account ID.
It was only natural for me to get involved with the Windows Insider program for Windows 10 when it started in October of 2014. I’ve tried to stay active throughout the Windows 10 beta, and as you can see from my Insider Profile, I’ve done an ok job.
I’ve also tried to cover Windows 10 developments since the start of the Insider Program. If you remember the list that I published recently, then you’ll notice that there are just a couple more to add to the list:
- Windows 10 Build 10240 Reaches RTM Status
- Microsoft Puts Windows 10 Insiders on the Outside… Temporarily
- UPDATED – Expect Windows 10 to RTM this Week
- Microsoft is Killing the Ballmer Legacy
- Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 10162 to Fast Ring Insiders
- Microsoft Releases Build 10158 and 10159 to Fast Ring Insiders
- Windows Mobile 10 Build 10136 Released to Fast Ring Insiders
- Microsoft Releases Firmware Updates for Surface Pro Tablets & More
- Windows 10 Build 10122 Status Update
- Windows 10 is the Last Version of Windows
- Updating Windows 10 Mobile After it goes RTM
- Windows 10 on a Low-End Windows Tablet
- Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 10061 to Fast Ring Insiders
- Windows 10 Preview Builds to Come More Frequently
- The Reason Why I Drink, or Why Documentation Is So Important
- Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 10041
- OneNote 2013 and Windows 10 – Potentially Lethal
- More on Windows 10 Tablet Mode
- Windows 10 – How Future Updates May Work
- Windows 10 Tablet Mode
- Installing Windows 10 Tech Preview Build 9926: Part 2 – Surface Pro 1
- Installing Windows 10 Tech Preview Build 9926: Part 1 – Surface Pro 3
- Windows 10 Announcement Highlights
- Microsoft Releases Windows 10 build 9926 and then Some
- Windows 10 Day is Upon Us
- Microsoft Delivers Surface Pro Firmware Updates
- Time with a Surface Pro 3
- What Windows 10 SHOULD Be
- Windows 10 Features – Much ado about… Nothing?
- Microsoft Borks OneDrive in Windows 10 Preview Update
- Winning with Windows 10 – What Microsoft Needs it to Do
- Windows 10 – What You Need to Know
- Windows 10 – If you Love it, Set it Free
- Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Technical Preview
There’s more to say about Windows and small tablets as well as budget tablets and PC’s. Is Windows 10 the right OS for your legacy hardware, or should you stay with what you have? Will Windows 10 run well on your device, or will you bump into performance problems? Will Windows 10 be the savior that Microsoft is hoping it will be? I hope to answer all of that and more. Let’s take a look at what Windows 10 has to offer and we’ll find out…