On Tuesday September 30, Microsoft announced that the new Operating System would not be named the much speculated Windows 9, but instead be named Windows 10. In addition, Microsoft provided a sneak peek of what Windows 10 has to offer for its end-users. Some of the new features Microsoft promises may surprise you, but one things is for certain is Windows 10 will be more intuitive than Windows 8. Below is a sneak peek of the upcoming changes and what we can expect from Microsoft in the near future.
What you need to know and some of the Microsoft 10 features are below:
- Expect a 2015 Launch
- Microsoft will not release the Operating System in this calendar year. It is expected to be released sometime after the company’s Build Developer conference, which is scheduled for April 2015.
- Current Cost (Potential Good news for Windows 8 Users)
- The current cost is unavailable, but rumors are those that have Windows 8 will be allowed to upgrade for free. For Windows 7 users, speculation is that you will be able to upgrade for a small fee.
- It Will be on All Sorts of Devices
- Microsoft will bring a unified version of Windows that will be tailored for a broad spectrum of devices: PCs, of course, and tablets and phones. But you will also be connected with everyday appliances known as the “Internet of Things.”
- Start Menu, Live Tiles
- The Start menu is back, along with the familiar taskbar. But now the Start menu will include a customizable space for apps you like and Windows Live Tiles.
- Microsoft is Focused on Business Users Right Now
- Companies have shied away from Windows 8 over the years. Many hinting at the major difference between it’s predecessor systems, and keen focus on touch screen experience. Well, now that we see more and more 2-in-1 laptop/tablet devices, we see more people familiarizing themselves with the touchscreen and expect this to be implemented in the new OS.
- Windows Insider
- Right now, Microsoft is allowing IT professionals and experienced computer enthusiasts to test run their new OS. There goal is to get feedback on the OS and continue to make changes that will make consumers thrilled about using it.
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