Summary of Win10 Features

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    What about the tabtip ?
    Do we continue to have one, or we can write everywhere like it was advertised ?
    If not, can we resize it as it was in Seven ?
     
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    Another feature that is currently missing is the ability to "Play to" network audio devices (i.e. DLNA Digital Media Renderers) for Modern apps. In Windows 8/8.1, that function is invoked via Charms/Devices. In Windows 10, the whole Charms bar has been dropped, and Microsoft appears to have overlooked the fact that it was supporting "Play to" for Modern apps.

    Windows 10 does have a "Connect" setting in the Action Centre, but this only works for wireless devices (e.g. Bluetooth/Miracast). That's only a subset of devices. See:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-action/fb72ec52-22e8-4943-a201-6ec43403fc35
     
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    For what it's worth, (according to Microsoft) apparently people found this confusing in 8.1.

    Because of that, in Windows 10, the "Connect" Action Center item is to global connections, where all content will be played via them. In other words, for mirroring your screen indefinitely, no matter what you're doing, or playing Bluetooth audio from all apps, etc.

    When you're trying to output just a single media file, that'll be an in-app "cast" button. You can see that in the new Movies & TV player app (and it's supposedly going to be included in the default player frame as well). That'll include DLNA, Miracast, and DIAL/Chromecast-like stuff.

    They demoed it in this talk:
    http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2015/2-723
     
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    Yeah, supposedly it will be included in the Music app "eventually" according to the Microsoft person in my Answers thread. I'm not taking bets on how long that will take. For example, I still havent seen any sign that the Mail and Edge teams ýet understand how to use the Windows printing subsystem to allow printing of the current page or range of pages.... Why is it always one step forwards, two steps back with Microsoft?
     
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