Microsoft is looking to get the hype rolling for its upcoming Windows 10 operating system, with plans to unveil much of the consumer features hitting Windows 10 during a special event in January, 2015. The software giant is looking to host its own special press event, where a new of Windows 10 features are set to be laid bare, as Microsoft prepares for the full commercial release later in the year.
Windows 10 is currently available as an early technical preview built, but Microsoft certainly has a lot of pressure on its shoulders after the disappointment of Windows 8. Microsoft’s currently keeping a fairly tight wrap on what new features are set to be incorporated, but we do know that a new touch interface called Continuum is in the works. The aim of this is to make it easier to switch between the traditional mouse and keyboard interface familiar to Windows 7 users and Metro-UI touch interface popularised by Windows 8.
The event in January won’t just be limited to the desktop experience either, With Microsoft intending to discuss how the OS will be rolled out to phones, tablets, and the Xbox One dashboard. The intention of Windows 10 is to unify all of Microsoft’s disparate operating systems under one umbrella, the results of which we should hopefully see in January.
Do you think Microsoft is doing enough to distance itself from the Windows 8 experience other than the unexpected name change? Or is changing a unified operating system across so many devices sure to result in an OS that's jack of all trades, master of none?