Finally! Microsoft is now ready to talk about consumer features of Windows 10. However, exactly what will be unveiled remains to see. The Windows maker has just made official the event many were expecting sometime in January 2015, at which it will likely show Windows 10’s consumer features, as well as detail Windows 10 for phones and tablets, the latest update to its mobile OS.
Microsoft has sent out invites for a January 21 event, which will be taking place in the company’s Redmond campus and streamed live at it happens. Microsoft did not stream the last event – dedicated to enterprise – held on September 30th, meaning this could be a more exclusive consumer affair overall. The software maker may also release Windows 10 Technical Preview for Consumer immediately after the event or in the next few days for Windows Insiders.
Windows 10 Consumer Preview is expected to bring the long-awaited Cortana integration for desktop, Continuum mode for hybrids and Internet Explorer 12. Other than that, many analysts hope Microsoft will also preview Windows 10 for phones and tablets; however they did not make any reference in the invite.
Additionally, this next chapter of Windows 10 also becomes more special as CEO Satya Nadella and senior heads from operating systems group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer will be talking about the “Windows 10 consumer experience.” Hence, we can expect some more surprises there. In particular, Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox division tweeted that he would be talking and focusing on what they had done in PC gaming.