Microsoft has announced the latest version of Windows called Windows 10. Your eyes are not playing tricks on you, there was no Windows 9.
What does Windows 10 mean to us? Microsoft has added many new features to Windows 10.
Windows 10 will bring back the older style Start Menu in a new and improved way. The Start Menu will look similar to that of Windows 7, but also have Live Tiles from Windows 8 imbedded as well for a hybrid type of Start Menu that should please everyone. The full screen tile screen that was popular in Windows 8 will still be available as well for touch users.
Although not officially announced, an exciting new feature coming to Windows 10 is Cortana. Cortana is one of the most sought after features after its earlier release this year on the Windows Phone platform. The new unified system will allow Cortana to come to desktops and laptops. Cortana takes what Siri and Google Now do to a higher more personal level.
What you probably won’t notice with Windows 10 but will definitely feel long term is no more multiple iterations of Windows. With over a billion and a half Windows devices out there, it would appear that updating all these devices has reached a critical point.
Windows 10 introduces one version of the operating system that can be used on all devices and scale up or down depending on the specifications of the device. This will allow Microsoft to focus on one version of Windows and not multiple versions for tablets, phones, computers, etc. It will mean quicker updates, features and patches and a unified look and feel across devices. It will also allow programmers to write one version of their software and it work on computers, tablets and phones to some level.
Windows 10 will be released via Microsoft’s Insider Program and we will be testing it starting this week. The final release date for Windows 10 has not been determined, but the unofficial time frame is April 2015. We will update you as soon as a release date has been scheduled.