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Microsoft is making some changes to the Start Menu in Windows 10, which you'll get to see in full force when it rolls out its Windows 10 Anniversary update sometime this summer. In the meantime, Jen Gentleman, a software engineer and community champ at Microsoft, gave anxious users a sneak peek by posting an animated GIF of the new Start Menu on Twitter. There's also a short Sway presentation that Microsoft put together. If you're a fan of the Start Menu, don't worry, Microsoft isn't doing anything all that drastic to it. Barring a user revolt, following the update, clicking on the Start Menu will... Read more...
Microsoft decided to really shake things up today when, instead of announcing what many expected to be called Windows 9, they jumped right to announcing their next OS as Windows 10. Many of the leaks and rumored feature enhancements were in fact accurate, though with full details on how Microsoft will implement these features and new information on other enhancements as well, it has become much more clear that the Redmond team wants to not only simplify the experience for novice and power uses alike but also bring a common, “delightful” experience across all platforms and usage... Read more...
New rumors on an upcoming release of Windows could be sweet tidings for users who either aren't satisfied with the OS's current state or who have refused to upgrade to the present version. Microsoft is reportedly planning a new release of the operating system, codenamed Threshold -- and it contains two huge changes. According to long-time Windows guru Paul Thurrott, Windows Threshold will offer the following: Metro applications running in windowed mode on the desktop. A genuine Start Menu If true, these are features I'd upgrade for. Hurrah! It's 1987! Let's start with windowed more for Metro applications.... Read more...
Getting to the top in any business is hard work. Even more difficult is staying on top, but if you put customers first and deliver products, features, and services they want, it will go a long way to building brand loyalty. Perhaps that is what Lenovo has in mind by partnering with SweetLaps to bring back the Start Menu that's absent from Windows 8. Developed by SweetLabs, the full version of Pokki will come pre-installed on select Lenovo desktops and notebooks running Windows 8. While the reemergence of the Start Menu is a primary selling point, Pokki also introduces modern desktop apps, real-time... Read more...
Earlier this week, Microsoft principal program manager Chaitanya Sareen dished out information on why Microsoft ultimately decided to kill the Start Menu and replace it with the polarizing Start Screen. According to her, killing the Start Menu wasn't seen as a big deal, given that consumers and businesses had largely stopped using it. We’d seen the trend in Windows 7. When we evolved the taskbar we saw awesome adoption of pinning [applications] on the taskbar. We are seeing people pin like crazy. And so we saw the Start menu usage dramatically dropping, and that gave us an option... So I’m... Read more...