Another Look At Windows 10
Recently, Microsoft has announced that on January 21st at an all-day event they will release the latest news about Windows 10, this includes in-depth details on their plan for the operating system and possibly a release date. Looking at the dates that previous operating systems have been released on, Windows 10 is projected to be released in Fall of 2015.
So, what has changed in Windows 10 since our previous Windows 10 article, and what is projected to be in the release?
This is actually pretty neat, Cortana is designed to be your very own personal assistant, she can learn your schedule on where and when you work, and then she is able to provide you with alerts on when you need to leave to get to work on time based on traffic conditions.
But that’s not where her skills stop, she can give you daily news, weather, help you find stuff on the internet, all the while having an amazing natural sounding voice.
Having Cortana on all your devices (e.g., desktop/laptop, tablet, and phone), she’ll have the ability to sync across all of those devices using your Microsoft Account. So even if for some reason you’re in a situation where you are on one of those devices and not your phone, you’ll still have full access to her features and personality.
One of the greatest features about Windows 10 is that it’s going to be available on all Microsoft devices, your Surface, laptop, desktop, and your phone. Having all of these run the same operating system will allow for easy syncing over devices, making your life easier. However, when Windows 8 was rolled out a lot of users hated it, simply because it was different. One of the major problems with it was that the interface was designed more for touch screens rather than using a mouse and keyboard. Even though Microsoft solved these problems with the release of Windows 8.1, they’re attempting to solve them further in Windows 10.
Windows 10 should be able to adjust itself based on what device you’re using. So if you have it running on your Surface, it’s going to feel and be more touch-screen based rather than if you were to run Windows 10 on your desktop, or your phone. This is being called Continuum, and will allow users to have a familiar experience based on the device they are using.
Another great feature of Windows 10 is that it will support Universal Apps, which have been available for developers to create for some time now.
The main goal of the Universal Applications is to allow a developer to create an app, and have it work on all Windows 10 devices, that means the same game you play on your phone will be playable on your desktop or tablet!
It has been rumored that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade, but recently Microsoft’s COO, Kevin Turner, has stated that Windows 10 might be a subscription based operating system, just like Office 365 or Netflix.
In the past, if you have purchased a Windows license without a computer, you know that it is pricey, that’s because it’s a lifetime license. With Windows 10, you may have to pay month-to-month for a license.
These are just some of the most major and talked about features that are going to be in the final release of Windows 10, watch for future blog posts after the 21st for more details on what Microsoft has actually released.