Device experiences

To build devices with a rich user experience, you need to choose the right hardware for usability and performance. This section describes important device experience scenarios and highlights hardware that takes advantage of Windows 10 features.

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Topic Description

Cortana

Provides guidance on speech platform techonolgy which powers Windows 10 features like Cortana and dictation.

Docking

Provides guidance on wired and wireless docking scenarios.

Continuum

Continuum is a new experience on compatible Windows 10 Mobile devices .

Tablet mode

Tablet mode is a new, adaptive user experience offered in Windows 10 that optimizes the look and behavior of apps and the Windows shell for the physical form factor and customer's usage preferences. This document describes how to implement tablet mode on 2-in-1 devices and tablets, specifically how to switch in and out of "tablet mode."

Windows Hello

Microsoft Windows Hello, part of Windows 10, gives users a personal, secured experience where the device is authenticated based on their presence. Users can log in with a look or a touch, with no need for a password. In conjunction with Microsoft Passport, biometric authentication uses fingerprints or facial recognition and is more secure, more personal, and more convenient. Windows Hello can even give users a friendly hello and greet them by name.

Modern Standby

Windows 10 Modern Standby (MS) expands the Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power model to be more inclusive and allows systems based on rotational media and hybrid media (for example, SSD + HDD or SSHD), and/or a NIC that doesn’t support all of the prior requirements for Connected Standby to still take advantage of the low power idle model. In Modern Standby, the PC uses the S0 low power idle model. Modern Standby has the flexibility to configure the default behavior to limit network activity while in the low power state.

Thermal management in Windows

Provides information about how Thermal management in Windows plays a key role in delivering PCs that have good performance and are safe to use — even when they are running a high-energy workload.

Security and reliability

Provides guidance on platform integrity and data protection features including Secure boot and BitLocker.

Versatile input platform

Provides guidance on touchpad device experience.