Microsoft first announced Windows 10 a couple of months back – a revamped OS that would seek to unify the various platforms that the software giant currently operates. We already know that it will spark the return of the beloved and dearly-missed Start Menu that seemed to disappear after Windows 7, but it’s just one of a number of features that the software maker is working on. Today, the company scheduled January 21st as a key mark in the calendar, with press invitations having just been sent out to a special Windows 10 event slated for that date.

The precise details pertaining to what will be revealed are currently undetermined, but with reports suggesting that there’ll be a focus on Windows 10 from a consumer point of view, it’s fair to presume that we’ll have a more vivid picture of the new software once the keynote has commenced.

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The San Francisco announcement of Windows 10 laid the foundations, and with an event that Microsoft is describing as "the next chapter," we’ll be able to see how the operating system has progressed during these past few months.

The touch-based environment is a market that Microsoft has, quite literally, been trying to tap into for a while now, and although Windows 8 was a case of too much, too soon – somewhat neglecting the hordes of long-standing desktop users – the new "Continuum" touch interface should continue to promote the interactivity of the platform.

January’s event will be live streamed, which suggests that it’s quite a biggie, and with many of the company’s head honchos set to be in attendance, including Joe Belfiore, Terry Myerson and CEO Satya Nadella, it’s shaping up as the big Windows 10 event in the run-up to its release.

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Whenever a high-profile gathering of this kind is confirmed, the number of rumors and leaks seems to naturally increase, and while the impending holiday period will likely be rather quiet as far as tech coverage is concerned, those first few weeks of January may spill some vital clues as to what we can expect of Windows 10.

We’ll keep you guys in the loop. We will also let you know of where and how you can watch the live stream once Microsoft finalizes the preparations, so stay tuned!

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