Microsoft is working very hard to bring one ecosystem to all platforms with the Windows 10. The company is not talking about one UI to rule all Microsoft products, but one product family, with a tailored experience for each device.
Microsoft is developing one application platform for our developers. There will be one way to write a universal app that targets the entire family. There will be one store, one way for applications to be discovered, purchased and updated across all of these devices.
Most of the Windows 8/8.1 users complaint about it is the Start Menu missing. Well, the Start Menu is back, it brings with it a new customizable space for your favorite apps and Live Tiles.
With Windows 10, apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop apps do and can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing for maximize, minimize, and close with a click.
As all the apps are now opened in the same format that desktop apps do, you can now have four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping and even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.
Additionally, Windows 10 also introduces new task-view button on the taskbar for quick switching between open files and quick access to any desktops you create.
Besides new task-view button, Windows 10 also comes with multiple desktops, which is something like Mac OS. You can create desktops for different purposes and projects and switch between these desktops easily and pick up where you left off on each desktop.
File Explorer now displays your recent files and frequently visited folders making for finding files you’ve worked on is easier.
The final build of Windows 10 will be out in 2015, possibly around the middle of the year. Microsoft will reveal more features inside Windows 10 at its Build conference in April 2015. The new Windows 10 will be the next version of Windows Phone too.