Microsoft at its Windows event in San Francisco announced the next release of its operating system, Windows 10.
Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating System, Terry Myerson unveiled the name officially , “Windows is at a Threshold and now it’s time for a new Windows,” Myerson said at the event. “This new Windows must be built from the ground-up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. This new Windows must help our customers be productive in both their digital work and their digital life. This new Windows must empower people and organizations to do great things.
That new Windows is Windows 10.
Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows. Windows 10 unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. Windows 10 embodies what our customers (both consumers and enterprises) demand and what we will deliver.”
Microsoft Windows 10 will work across all type of devices including computers, tablets and phones. Also Microsoft will launch the Microsoft Insiders Program that will give users the facility to access the Windows 10 in the early beta software access. This first preview will be available for laptops and desktops.
Microsoft says the new operating system will have a tailored user experience between different screen sizes and the code will run across all device categories, “One product family. One platform. One store.” Windows 10 will naturally support universal Windows apps and they will be accessible from the desktop in a windowed mode. The Snap View will also work with both classic and universal apps. You can also search the Web and get results without opening up a browser.
Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group at Microsoft said today that going from Windows 8 to Windows 10 is like going from a Prius to a Tesla, “They don’t have to learn any new way to drive.” Windows 10 will include the redesigned start menu that combines the basic Windows 7 menu with the resizable tiles of the Windows 8 start screen. Windows 10 will also allow the users to work with multiple desktops. Using the new “Snap Assist” UI, the company is making it easier for users who need these multiple desktops to handle apps from multiple desktops.
There will also be the snap enhancements in Windows 10, “Windows 10 will also allow users to work with multiple desktops. Thanks to Microsoft’s new “Snap Assist” UI, the company is making it easier for these power users who need these multiple desktops to grab apps from multiple desktops and move them around.”
Microsoft is expecting to gather more feedback in its beta access program so that the final product will be much better.
Watch this video from Joe Belfiore to see many of these features.