In this video, Sharon outlines some of the productivity features included in Windows 10, including Live Tiles, Cortana, and virtual desktops, to name a few.
- [Instructor] Let's explore some of the productivity features of Windows 10. First, we'll start with tablet mode. If your laptop is a convertible laptop, meaning you can close the lid back on itself, then when you do so, Windows 10 will automatically change to tablet mode. In this mode, your apps will run in full screen and you can easily use a pen, touch, or gestures on the screen, as long as your laptop supports touch. I have a convertible laptop myself, and I don't use tablet mode that often, but when I do, I love it.
For those of you who have a Windows Phone and you are running Windows 10, you can use Continuum which turns your phone into a PC. All you need to do is connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse using a special dongle. If you don't need the full PC experience, you can still use your phone as a trackpad or keyboard. Cortana is one of my favorite things in Windows 10. She's a personal digital assistant. Personally, I like to talk to her, but you can also type. You can have her set alarms and appointments, and check your schedule, or even check the weather for you.
Next, we have live tiles. And these tiles are dynamic and they'll pop up as soon as you hit the Windows key, and they'll provide relevant information, such as a quick overview of your meetings, news, or the weather. You can also launch apps just by clicking on that tile. Next, we have Microsoft Edge which replaces Internet Explorer as the default browser. It also integrates with Cortana, and one of the really cool things you can do with it, is make notes on the webpage, as you can see in my example here.
Windows 10 introduced virtual desktops. This feature gives you the ability to have separate desktops. I like to use it when I'm working on different projects or using different applications. And sometimes, I even use it when I need to quickly hide my gaming screen as my boss walks by. Remember back in the days of Windows 8 when you wanted to save a document as a PDF? You had to go out to the internet, download a third-party app to do so. It was a little bit of a pain. Windows 10 included this as built-in functionality.
And all you need to do is when you print, you have the option to Print to PDF. These are just the few of the features within Windows 10. For an in-depth look at these and the other features, please refer to the library for other Windows 10 courses.