Windows 10 was officially announced last September at an event in San Francisco. After which it was released to people comfortable running early beta software on their devices, Microsoft wanted to gather more feedback than they did with Windows 8 in hopes to improve the all-around user experience.
Last week, Windows launched a nag campaign to make users aware of the upcoming upgrade which included an application named “Get Windows 10”; noticeable by a small Windows logo icon that appears in the notification section of the task bar at the bottom right of the screen. Clicking on this launched the Get Windows 10 app.
Right now, the only thing users can do with the campaign is reserve a “copy” of Windows 10. Simply clicking on the app reserves a copy, for confirmation you must enter an email address. Microsoft has announced that there will be other updates between now and the final release date to make the final installation as smooth as possible. Microsoft has posted an FAQ page for more information.
The 10th version of Windows will officially be released on July 29th and it will be free for those users who are already operating on Window 7 and 8.1 (and reserved a copy) for 1 year; after that, who knows.
So what is the big deal with Windows 10?
It will run seamlessly on phones, tablets, and PCs. The same menu that appears on your PC will have the ability to appear on your tablet and phone adjusted to whatever the screen size is.
The start menu is back.. and in the lower left-hand corner where it belongs.
For the programmers out there—the new Windows 10 will be compatible with Raspberry Pi 2.
Microsoft’s version of Siri which was on Window phones is now introduced for tablet and PC use.. her name is Cortana and she is available to help you 24/7.
Cortana will also appear on Xbox consoles which will have live streaming ability as well, thanks to Windows 10.
Microsoft Surface Hub- The 84 inch (also available in 55 inches) conferencing platform will be released to the market later this year. Click here for more information.
Microsoft Hololens- “is the first fully untethered, see-through holographic computer.” Click here to watch a video.