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With Windows 10 arriving later in 2015, many questions remain to be answered, both for businesses and home users. Will it provide the compatibility of Windows XP, and the usability of Windows 7? Will it banish forever the problems associated with Windows 8? In this book, Windows expert, author and MVP Mike Halsey answers the questions you have and details hidden and improved features that can revolutionize your security, productivity and user experience. Whether you’re an IT professional considering or planning an upgrade to your company’s PCs or a Windows enthusiast eager to find out if Microsoft has finally built a truly modern Windows experience, Windows 10 Primer has the answers to all your most important questions.

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Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Introducing Windows 10

Abstract
First unveiled to the world in April 2014 at Microsoft’s BUILD conference, Windows 10 is the seventeenth version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system, and the ninth version of the business-focused NT kernel. . There, we got the naming question out of the way early on.
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Chapter 2. New and Improved Features in Windows 10

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Every version of Windows comes with new features: Windows 95 introduced the Start Menu; Windows XP saw the OS move to the much more stable NT kernel as well as brought in major refinements to the user interface; Vista came with some major changes, including a wholesale kernel upgrade, a new hardware driver model, and user account control; Windows 7 introduced aero glass, snap, the new Taskbar, and the Action Center; and Windows 8 introduced the Start Screen, Modern apps, and the addition of ARM processor support.
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Chapter 3. Windows 10 for Phone and Other Devices

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If you remember the days when you had a different operating system on every device, and when one didn’t talk to any other, then you’ll probably also remember how frustrating it could be. Whether you had to print out all your contacts and manually enter them into a new phone, or you did not have access to recent emails on a laptop because they’d already been downloaded using POP to your main PC, the “golden age” of computing could be a pain.
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Chapter 4. What’s New for End Users?

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So far in this book I’ve shown you the new headline features in Windows 10, including the Cortana personal assistant and various features coming to Windows 10 smartphones. The question remains, however: What will Windows 10 actually be like to use on your PC?
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Chapter 5. What’s New for Businesses?

Abstract
When it was launched, Windows 8 was very much focused on what Microsoft saw at the time as being the future of modern computing: tablets and touch screens. As such, it was perceived that this was entirely a consumer release and the OS had nothing to offer businesses. This actually is not true, and if you haven’t used Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 before, it’s worth beginning this chapter by introducing new features to you that have now been around for a while and that you’ll also get in Windows 10.
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Chapter 6. Maximizing Security and Productivity

Abstract
We’re now living in a world where nothing is more crucial to a business than the security of its PCs and networks. On an all-too-often basis, we’re hearing of hacks and data theft, often caused by simple username and password theft. These thefts include thousands, or even millions, of credit card and personal details. Private company emails are leaked to the Internet along with the Social Security numbers and bank details for employees.
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