Microsoft officially announced the newest version of their Windows operating system overnight. This OS has been eagerly anticipated by many that have been less than impressed by Microsoft’s efforts with Windows 8/8.1 and are hoping for significant improvements.
Oh yeah, and apparently 9 isn’t a cool number – 10 is the new black!
Microsoft says that Windows 10 will run on all hardware devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones), providing a universal platform that allows developers to write apps that can run on all Windows devices.
The news everyone was waiting for was also confirmed – the Start Menu is back! (cue applause)
The new Start Menu will bring back quick and simple access to the programs that are used most, but still offers the ability to customise tiles with your favourite apps and functions.
Windows 10 will allow you to create multiple desktops that are meant for different purposes (work and home perhaps?) and switch between them seamlessly.
And the Task View gets a bit of a makeover too!
Microsoft says it is focused on winning back the enterprise customers it frustrated with its (consumer focused) Windows 8 and 8.1 releases. Sounds good and looks promising – but we all know the proof of the pudding is in the eating!
Let’s not forget though – this is a Technical Preview version. Much more polish and feature improvement is to come over the next few months – much of it based on feedback from those brave enough to test out these early versions!
For more info, check out this video from Microsoft’s VP of the Windows team Joe Belfiore:
Let us know what you think! More info as it comes to hand…