Microsoft highlights multi-tasking in latest "10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10" video series

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Microsoft is continuing its “10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10video series in the countdown to the Windows 10 launch day on July 29. This latest video focuses on how to do multiple things at once in Windows 10.

The video shows how four windows can snap into each of the four corners of the screen allowing the user to see four apps at once. Windows 10 multi-use functionality sits in stark contrast to Windows 8. Users of Windows 8 were encouraged to use only one app, as many apps in Windows 8 opened full screen upon launch. The video goes on to show the use of multiple desktops, a feature that many Windows fans have been wanting for quite some time.

Action Center gets highlighted in this video also. It’s the go-to place for all your notifications and in this video Windows sleuths can spot messaging app that hasn’t been seen before. Finally, the video shows Task View, which shows all the open apps as thumbnails on the screen.

The video is punctuated by unusually playful (for Microsoft) on screen phrases like “Do boss things” and “Do switch-a-roo things”. Microsoft was reported to have made cuts to portions of its marketing and sales divisions, perhaps this new playful introduction of Windows 10 is a result of that effort.