CNET First Look
These are the Windows 10 features you need to know aboutThere are a lot of new things to discover in Microsoft's new software. CNET's Nate Ralph walks you through some important highlights.
Microsoft has completely re-imagined Windows and there is a lot to check out. Hey I'm Nate with CNET, today we're taking a look at all of the new and revamped features in Windows Ten. First up is the start menu which has been completely redesigned to make a little more sense on devices with a keyboard and mouse, with out ruling out touch users. You can drag on the edges to resize it if you want a little more room, or if you think it takes up too much space. Windows Snap has also been souped up. Drag one of the windows you're working with over to a side or corner of the screen, and it'll snap into place. Any other apps that are currently open will show up as little thumbnails. Click them, and they'll shift to fit the rest of the screen. Here's one of my favorite features. Press the Task View icon on the Task Bar and you'll get a bird's eye view of everything you're working with. See that new desktop button in the corner there? Click on it to create a new virtual desktop. You can also just drag an app on to it to move it over. These virtual desktops behave just like a normal desktop, but they keep all your stuff separated. A new feature called the Action Center works as a sort of information app for your PC. Click the icon on the task bar to bring it out. All the notifications you receive will sit right here, just like the notifications in our new smart phone. You also find easy access to a lot of important controls for your PC. So I've barely scratched the surface here but this should give you a pretty good overview of what you can expect in Windows 10. I'm Nate, be sure to check out the rest of our coverage on CNET. Thanks for watching.