Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Microsoft working on tab support for Windows 10

Microsoft working on tab support for Windows 10

Windows 10 Creators Update is slowly rolling out to users across the globe.

Whether this new edition, called the Windows 10 Creators Update, will improve upon the current version of the system might be a matter of personal opinion, but Microsoft has highlighted some of the changes.

But what if you want to use a Win32 app that's not available on the Windows Store?

Microsoft has a whole lot of manufacturers taking care of the hardware. Dubbed internally as Windows 10 Tabbed shell, this tabbed design will work on apps, File Explorer and other parts of Windows and will look similar to tabs on browsers.

Windows Cloud vs. Chrome OS?

The original Surface range (Surface RT and Surface 2) were rather limited in their ability to run core desktop apps. This will also bring more users to the cloud. For instance, users can now run Android apps on Chromebooks, and there is far more choice now that convertible and detachable versions of the Chromebook have entered the marketplace. "That helped us determine which devices we support for the Windows 10 Creators Update".

More importantly, Windows Cloud comes with inking built-in and that is going to be crucial for Microsoft.

We all know the drill - Windows 10 Mobile is dead (or not), Microsoft isn't talking about their plans, and Insiders and fans are left to wonder if they should stick with Windows phone or just give up already. Many were expecting it to get unveiled a year ago. There are many solutions that exist out there to add tabbed browsing to Windows, so a built-in solution will negate the need for that additional software to be installed. Remember, Microsoft has already released low-priced laptops in order to beat Chromebook as posted back then by Engadget.

When can I try it out?

This means systems running on Windows 7 and 8.1 AMD Carrizo chips are no longer getting updates either, and the software giant has stated in a statement that support for these configurations would continue to be provided. Whether the company will release a standalone version of Windows Cloud remains to be seen, but we should get to see the first device running Windows Cloud at the company's event on May 2nd. Many believe that this could pertain to the launch of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, given that the company usually uses these events to unveil new products. So, what exactly is this new CloudBook? Still, March has come and gone and Microsoft has not said any word about the device.

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