41: Jeffrey Martin: Windows 10 – What Testers Need to Know

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Windows 10: What Testers Need to Know

Microsoft is about to release Windows 10, which many are describing as a game changer due to a bunch of innovative new features including a virtual reality headset called HoloLens and a new web browser named Spartan. Windows 10 will also have a host of new APIs that will allow developers to create applications that can run across multiple platforms.

Are you ready to test Windows 10? Get an early start and listen to discover what Windows 10 means for testers.

About Jeffery Martin

Jeffrey Martin

Jeffery  is an engineer at SmartBear supporting QAComplete and TestComplete.

Quotes & Insights from this Test Talk

  • Windows 10 will include a new browser named Spartan. The browser will have a new rendering engine, a new look and feel, work with Cortana, and will have a note-taking mode and a reading mode
  • Why we need to get ready for continuous testing across multiple platforms
  • VBScript is dead
  • Windows 10 new features to date include:
    • Continuum mode — a UI swapping feature for dual PC and touchscreen devices
    • Cortana – Microsoft’s version of Siri for the desktop
    • Spartan will be the default browser
    • Complete Xbox One integration
    • Universal Windows Apps
    • Built-in messaging support for IP-based systems
    • Windows 10 APIs
  • Get ready for API testing – Windows 10 comes with a bunch of new APIs
  • HoloLens is a hands-free, virtual reality headset that supports voice, gesture and gaze interfaces
  • Much, much more!


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    1. Thanks Bas –I appreciate it and thanks for giving a plug on your web site OneTestAutomation! I love learning about other test automation web site so I’ve added yours to my favorites. Look forward to hearing more from you. Cheers~Joe

  1. Thanks Joe, Jeffery.
    I hope that the excitement over the MS new browser will not fall
    under “triumph of hope over experience”.

    Not related to the subject, is it just me or everyone at SmartBear seems to be extra nice and helpful?
    (As a former client, I had my share of contact with their account management and support as well)

  2. Very interesting discussion. It is very important to understand windows 10 changes. Interesting and challenging times ahead for Testers.

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