Whether you are using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone you can be using the same system: all Windows 10 devices share a single Windows Store, which offers access to Universal Windows Apps capable of running on all suitable computers and devices, no matter what their size.
The new Start menu offers the best of both worlds:
Windows 10 also includes a new tablet mode which will make it easier to use devices that lack a keyboard and mouse. It expands the Start menu to a full screen (which is different from the Windows 8.x Start screen). Note that the menu link in the upper left corner is three horizontal lines (sometimes called the ‘hamburger’ menu) — this shows or hides the menu items on the left side.
Organise your day on your PC with different areas for different activities. You can quickly switch between different ‘desktops’, so, for example, you can sort your work on screen by different projects
The Microsoft Edge browser is taking shape rapidly and has a number of important improvements in version 1511, including the ability to sync Favorites. However, it still lacks support for browser extensions, a feature that will not appear in the Current Branch until later this year and is not yet in preview builds.
There are some significant differences between the Corporate version of Windows 10 (supplied to your University PC) and the Home version, with the latter offering greater personalisation. In the University supplied version of Windows 10, certain features and services have been removed or restricted, based on sector best practice. Technical details will be made available in autumn, 2016.