Monday, June 1, 2015

Windows 10 coming to a PC / Tablet near you

Terry Myerson of Microsoft today announced the release date. The wait is over, it will be available starting July 29. In fact Cortana told me this morning (if you do not have Cortana you can hear here: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/01/hello-world-windows-10-available-on-july-29/).

It will be first available for PCs and Tablets on Windows 7 with SP1 and Windows 8.1. For the Windows Phone there will be a delay, probably within the year.

It will be really available on all Windows devices. Review this quote,

“We designed Windows 10 to run our broadest device family ever, including Windows PCs, Windows tablets, Windows phones, Windows for the Internet of Things, Microsoft Surface Hub, Xbox One and Microsoft HoloLens—all working together to empower you to do great things."

The Start menu is back and many of these are upgraded or new:
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Cortana
  • Office on Windows (Office 216 + universal Windows Apps for office [available separately])
  • Xbox Live and the integrated Xbox App
  • New Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, People, Mail & Calendar apps - all content synced through OneDrive.
  • Windows Continuum-responsive design across devices
  • Windows Store supported by Global Payment methods.
Plus updates as they appear.
How do you get the upgrade?

The following system tray icon will appear when it debuts. Just click on the icon on July 29.
This CNET post gives you more on free upgrading to Windows 10


Also this,


http://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-reserve-your-free-copy-of-windows-10/?tag=nl.e703&s_cid=e703&ttag=e703&ftag=CAD090e536
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