Microsoft officially announced that you can download the final version of Windows 10 on July 29. Before this announcement this date was leaked by AMD, but On Monday the company finally revealed the release date: July 29.
So, the wait is over, on that date, the company said, you’ll be able either to download Windows 10 or buy a new Windows 10 PC from retailers. And if you click the “reservation link” that Microsoft is pushing via its most recent updates to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, you can apparently sign up to preload the software just as soon as it’s ready.
It seems we have to wait a little more for final Windows 10 on Mobile, because in a blog post announcing the date, Microsoft clearly notes that the date July 29, Initial release applies just to PCs and tablets. So, we shouldn’t expect Windows 10 Mobile to be available on that date, however. Microsoft also didn’t explicitly specify that the July 29 date applies to both the Windows 10 Home and the Professional versions, but we can assume both are included.
Windows 10 will be Microsoft’s first major release in its operating system since 2012’s radically redesigned Windows 8. Microsoft understands that Windows 8 wasn’t well-liked by users, and most of its updates to Windows 10 reflect that. Microsoft took the widespread complaints to heart: Overall, Windows 10 is designed to combine the “familiarity” of older Windows versions with the touchscreen-optimized Windows 8 features. Windows 10 offers a familiar experience to Windows 7 users who never made the jump to Windows 8, while still bringing some innovations to the PC that tablet and smart phone users have become accustomed to. Windows 10 includes classic features like a start menu and task bar as well as the “live tile” program icons found in Windows 8, Checkout feature highlights in video below :
Microsoft says they have designed Windows 10 to help you be more productive and have more fun, with a range of innovations. So , checkout this quick recap below to know what Microsoft promises to give you in Windows 10 :
- Cortana : World’s first truly personal digital assistant helps you get things done.
- Microsoft Edge : an all-new browser designed to get things done online in new ways, with built-in commenting on the web – via typing or inking — sharing comments, and a reading view that makes reading web sites much faster and easier.
- Phone-like updates : if you upgrade to Windows 10, you’ll get free Windows upgrades for the life of your PC or phone.
- Xbox Live and the integrated Xbox App : Xbox on Windows 10 gives new game experiences, brings the expansive Xbox Live gaming network to both Windows 10 PCs and tablets.
- Start is back : Windows 10 brings back the Start menu, which organizes all of the PC’s program files, folders and settings as well as tiles that were abundant in Windows 8.
- Office on Windows : In addition to the Office 2016 full featured desktop suite, Windows 10 users will be able to experience new universal Windows applications for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, all available separately. These offer a consistent, touch-first experience across a range of devices to increase you productivity.
- New Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, People, Mail & Calendar apps : Coming with updated designs that look and feel familiar from app to app and device to device. You can start something on one device and continue it on another since your content is stored on and synched through OneDrive.
- Windows Continuum : This enables today’s best laptops and 2-in-1 devices to elegantly transform from one form factor to the other, enabling smooth transitions of your tablet into a PC, and back. And new Windows phones with Continuum can be connected to a monitor, mouse and physical keyboard to make your phone work like a PC.
- Windows Store : With easy install and uninstall of trusted applications, supported by the broadest range of global payment methods.
- Security with Windows Hello : You can even unlock Windows 10 with facial recognition software, finger print scans or an iris reader. With Windows Hello, biometric authentication is easy with your face, iris, or finger, providing instant recognition.
It is already confirmed that Windows 10 will free to upgrade for one year to Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users. So the question that still remains: Will Microsoft charge yearly subscription free for Windows 10 after one year? (as it was planing to make Windows a service instead of a product) So, here’s what Microsoft confirms regarding this :
Once a qualified Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it up to date for the supported lifetime of the device, keeping it more secure, and introducing new features and functionality over time – for no additional charge.
Watch this video below by Microsoft announcing Windows 10 release date : July 29
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