Unleashing the power of the Windows 10 Calculator

It’s one of our most popular Windows 10 apps, and with good reason! Not only is the Calculator app built right into Windows, but it’s able to perform a surprisingly wide range of operations, from simple calculations, to complex scientific equations, and unit conversions. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to get the most out….

Calculator app showing scientific notation.

Accessibility inspired by you

Explore the Ease of Access settings in Windows, and you’ll notice something interesting. These setting are not only great for people with disabilities—they can actually improve your own Windows experience. This is no coincidence. Even people with perfect vision can lose track of fine text and details on their screen, especially with today’s high-resolution displays. And that’s why we design….

People looking

Your Phone app, your way

Back in August, Microsoft and Samsung shared a vision of productivity for the future at their Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City. The announcement that the new Samsung Galaxy Note10 phones would include native integration with the Your Phone app via the Link to Windows feature was especially exciting for the Your Phone team. Recently, we released the Calls feature,….

Woman works on laptop.

Inspired by Insiders—Windows Subsystem for Linux

Hello from the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) team! Way back at Microsoft Build 2016—our premiere developer conference—we introduced the world to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). This was particularly exciting news for web developers. Before WSL, developers had to switch back and forth between these platforms. Now, they can use the rich Linux developer ecosystem and tools alongside….

Linux screen with WSL2 IS AWESOME written in outline.

Inspired by Insiders—Improving the Windows input experience

Greetings from the Input and Language team! Input is at the core of what you do when interacting with your PC, and today we’d like to share some of the updates we’ve been making to the input features in Windows. What exactly is ‘Input’? This simply describes features used to enter data—whether you’re typing on a hardware or touch keyboard,….

Three students look at a lap top together.

Inspired By Insiders—Start Menu (Part 2)

Greetings from Jen Gentleman, Eric Papamarcos, and Rick Duncan of the Shell team. If you’ve been following the updates we’ve made to the Start menu in Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds in 19H1 (and from the feedback we’ve received, it’s clear that a lot of Insiders have been doing just that), you’ll know that we’ve made some significant changes since….

New start screen.

Windows Insiders vote for their favorite 19H1 features

Last month, we asked Windows Insiders to vote for their favorite features that we shipped with Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds for 19H1. The results are now in! As with previous surveys, it appears that a wide range of new Windows features have caught the interest of Insiders around the world. In our last survey for Windows 10 October 2018….

Three people chat around a table.