Windows 10 Consumer Release Features To Be Announced In January
When Microsoft announced Windows 10 at a low-key event in San Francisco, not much was revealed on the consumer front. And now, it seems the software giant is planning to hold an event early next year, where it would reveal all there is regarding Windows 10 and the new exciting features that it would bring.
Windows 10 saw Microsoft skip the ‘9’ moniker completely after Windows 8, and has already seen quite a few Technical Preview downloads. While we may already know some of the key features that Windows 10 will be bringing to PCs along with a slightly revamped design, the Technical Preview only covers a tiny portion of what Microsoft has supposedly planned on offering with the final consumer release.
The event, according to TheVerge, will take place at the end of January 2015, and should help renew consumer interest in Windows 10, with Microsoft finally revealing all (we hope) that the final release will be sporting.
We already know Windows 10 will be bringing in a new feature called ‘Continuum’, which has been designed to allow users to switch between touch interfaces and non-touch environments easily – something many found annoying in Windows 8 / 8.1 with the exception of a few who were able to find their way around it. But it’s good to see Microsoft introducing improvements to areas where users had trouble treading in.
Microsoft is also planning on announcing its future road for Windows Phone, tablets, and possibly Xbox One Dashboard updates. And it is the first time Microsoft will be taking an approach where they’re going to streamline its OS for good, tailoring it to run on all devices of different sizes.
The OS is not the only thing which is seeing a change of strategy lately. Microsoft has recently made its .NET framework open-source, and thrown in Visual Studio as a free tool to encourage cross-platform development. Microsoft also surprised consumers when it began offering the consumer versions of Office apps for the Android and iOS platform for free.
Are you excited about Windows 10 as Microsoft moves closer to announcing the complete set of features at the event?