Windows 10 is our University operating system. If you still use Windows 7, you'll be migrated this year.
Are you a staff member that's recently upgraded to Windows 10?
Learn your way around the Desktop
The main parts of the desktop that you'll need are shown below:
- Start Menu, to get to your apps, sign out, change settings and power off
- Action centre, to see incoming emails and carry out quick actions
- Cortana, to quickly locate files and apps
- Desktop background, where you'll find your shortcuts
Apps, settings, files—they can all be found on the Start menu. Just select the Windows icon on the taskbar. You can personalise it pinning apps and programs, or moving and regrouping tiles.
The new action cenre is where you'll find app notifications and quick actions. Change your settings at any time to adjust how and when you see notifications and which apps and settings are your top quick actions.
New features built-in to Windows 10
Microsoft have introduced new ways to interact with your computer with Windows 10. We've picked out a few features that can help you work more efficiently.
This allows you to avoid distracting notifications when you need to stay focused.
Sometimes it's easier to remember when you were working on something, not where you saved it.
Use Cortana to help you with tasks like setting reminders and searching your files or the web. The more you use Cortana, the more personalised your experience will be.
Multiple desktops are great for keeping unrelated, ongoing projects organised, or for quickly switching desktops before a meeting.