SHAFAQNA – The event, which will be held at Microsoft’s Redmond campus, will include “more details on the Windows 10 consumer experience,” the company said. CEO Satya Nadella, operating systems chief Terry Myerson (pictured above), and Windows Phone exec Joe Belfiore are all scheduled to make an appearance.
Microsoft first revealed Windows 10 at a small September gathering in San Francisco. That event, however, focused largely on the enterprise. Microsoft released a very early preview version of its new operating system that day, which developers quickly downloaded. But Redmond cautioned that Windows 10 was still a work in progress, and would improve based on user feedback.
It also promised more details about the consumer version of Windows 10 in the new year, and it looks like we’ll get that on Jan. 21. That will come about two weeks after the Consumer Electronics Show, a show at which Microsoft has had a diminished presence in recent years.
A full Windows 10 launch is expected in mid-2015.
With Windows 10, Microsoft skips right over Windows 9 because, as Redmond describes it, Windows 10 is enough of a departure from Windows 8 that it left the possibility of Windows 9 in the dust.
Among the upgrades Microsoft showed off in September is the return of the Start Menu, a new button that allows for a quick view of all open apps, Snap Assist for app suggestions, and the ability to snap up to four apps at once. You can also “add a desktop” – one for work and one for personal, for example.
PCMag will be at the Jan. 21 event, so check back for all the details.
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