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Wednesday event Windows 10: What to expect from Microsoft

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    Wednesday event Windows 10: What to expect from Microsoft

    Our unnecessarily musical guide to what we're expecting from Redmond

    By Chris Merriman

    Mon Jan 19 2015, 13:41

    WEDNESDAY is arguably the most important day in Microsoft's recent history. We're primed and ready for what is expected to be the consumer launch of Windows 10, easily the most pivotal release in its 30 years as the world's predominant operating system.

    If Microsoft gets it right, it's likely to rescue the company from the failure of the lacklustre Windows 8, and subsequently tainted but good Windows 8.1.

    It's not as if the company hasn't been here before, of course. Windows Vista, released in 2006, has already gone down as a major flop, and now commands a tiny share of the market despite having over two years before it reaches end-of-life.

    But this is different in many ways. Firstly, people are more tech savvy than ever before. It would be wrong to say that they had no choice, but they certainly have a bigger choice in side-stepping the Windows ecosystem than ever before, and a greater understanding of how to do it.

    Chromebooks, tablets, USB booting and Windows-based installers for Linux such as Ubuntu WUBI all make it very easy to say "sod this" if Microsoft isn't playing nice.

    But also, what will be launched as Windows 10 will not be a huge surprise. The Windows Insider Programme has represented a huge shift for Microsoft in terms of its openness with the general public.

    For the first time, the unfinished version of Windows 10 has been available for download for four months, warts and all, as the company seeks feedback from power users to make sure it gets it right in the first place.

    So what can we expect from the announcement? Here's a bit of what we know, a lot of what we expect, and the odd bit of wild speculation, all set to a weirdly out-of-place contemporary music soundtrack.

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    Here's what we want to see from Windows 10 on Wednesday
    Microsoft's Windows 10 event on Wednesday should give us a chance to see what the company has planned for its future operating system. And while Windows 10 isn't expected until later this year, it'll mean we have a better idea of how well (or not) Microsoft's plans will fit in with the devices we're using now, and the slick-looking hardware we saw at CES 2015.

    Tune in to CNET's live blog of Microsoft's event -- Windows 10: The Next Chapter


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    Microsoft's 'Windows 10: The Next Chapter' event, join us Wednesday (live blog)

    On January 21, Microsoft will stake out the future of Windows, giving us a glimpse of what its software will look like on mobile devices. A successor to Internet Explorer may also be in store.

    he next chapter in Microsoft's corporate history may be called Windows 10, but the name of the book should be "Once More, With Feeling."

    On January 21, the company will host a Win 10 event at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters that's expected to focus on the consumer side of the operating system -- for the normal everyday people checking Facebook and printing family photos. Microsoft will describe for the first time what Windows 10 will be like when it's running on devices like phones and tablets.

    For Microsoft, the event is critical. It's first and foremost an opportunity for the company to follow through on its promise to make good with consumers, many of whom were turned off by the company's last version of Windows, called Windows 8. Microsoft marketed that software as its answer to tablets, offering a way to run desktop-class apps on a mobile device.

    Microsoft not only turned off consumers with Windows 8, but it also drove them away. The 2-year-old software powers less than 10 percent of all computers in the world, according to NetMarketshare. That's well below its 5-year-old predecessor Windows 7, which powers more than half the market, and it's even below Windows XP, now 14 years old, which commands nearly 20 percent.

    The company's Surface tablet hasn't fared much better. Since the device's 2012 debut, Microsoft has heavily marketed it as a do-everything gadget, replacing laptops and tablets. The company has never disclosed how many Surface devices it's sold, but Surface revenue from last quarter was $908 million, paltry compared with iPad sales in the billions of dollars.

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    Microsoft reveals webcast details for Windows 10's Jan. 21 event

    The event designed to showcase the consumer features of Windows 10 is just a week away, and now Microsoft has revealed a dedicated section on its site for a live broadcast of the proceedings.

    Beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Jan. 21, Microsoft will stream its Windows 10 event live, followed by posting the video for on-demand viewing. The stream will be hosted on a portion of Microsoft's website dedicated to the development of Windows 10.

    Microsoft is expected to unveil a variety of new features of its upcoming operating system, including what it will look like on mobile devices such as smartphones. While the public prevent and recent leaks have revealed a lot about the operating system, several major questions still remain, such as how it will merge the ARM version of Windows (previously referred to as Windows RT) with Windows Phone.

    It's likely a preview release of Windows 10 for smartphones will be available for consumers shortly after the Jan. 21 event, given the recent publication of a "Windows Insider" app on the Windows Phone Store. Regular users can't use the app yet, as it's currently limited to Microsoft employees.

    Source: Microsoft
    http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-reveals-webcast-details-for-windows-10039s-jan-21-event
     
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