Month: September 2014

Microsoft Windows 10

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/sep14/09-30futureofwindowspr.aspx

http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-jumps-to-windows-10/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/09/30/microsoft-windows/16474073/

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-christens-the-next-version-of-windows-as-windows-10-7000034196/

  • Expanded Start menu. The familiar Start menu is back, providing quick one-click access to the functions and files that people use most, and it includes a new space to personalize with favorite apps, programs, people and websites.

  • Apps that run in a window. Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop programs do. They can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing users to maximize, minimize and close with a click.

  • Snap enhancements. Working in multiple apps at once is easier and more intuitive with snap improvements. A new quadrant layout allows up to four apps to be snapped on the same screen. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping, and it will even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.

  • New Task view button. The new Task view button on the task bar enables one view for all open apps and files, allowing for quick switching and one-touch access to any desktop created.

  • Multiple desktops. Instead of too many apps and files overlapping on a single desktop, it’s easy to create and switch between distinct desktops for different purposes and projects — whether for work or personal use.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Sync Services Tool

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/09/16/azure-active-directory-sync.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44225

” … Microsoft released its Azure Active Directory Sync Services tool on Monday… Azure AD Sync Services is notable for being Microsoft’s intended replacement tool for the Directory Synchronization (DirSync) tool. Both tools are used to synchronize (or copy) user identities managed through Active Directory in organizations. …”