Microsoft has just announced that it will be live streaming its upcoming Windows event next week at 9am PST January 21. The company has published a dedicated website, the Windows 10 Story for the event coverage. After a while, an on-demand version of the event will also be available for later viewing on the same website. As always, we’ll be reporting major announcements from Microsoft’s event for those who cannot view the live stream throughout the event.
At the event, Microsoft will be briefing the next chapter of Windows 10 and “you’ll hear directly from senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer as well as [our] CEO Satya Nadella!”
Windows 10 is a “wave of operating systems” across multiple Microsoft platforms and services, and will deliver a tailored experience for all devices such as personal computers, 2-in-1s, tablets, phones, Xbox, and IoT. In September 2014, the Redmond giant read the first chapter of Windows 10, announcing Technical Previews for Enterprise (Build 9841, 9860 and 9879) through Windows Insider program. According to the officials, over 1.5 million users aka Windows Insiders have signed up for the program and contributed to the development of the OS, reporting almost 1300 bugs thus far.
The Windows maker is expected to unveil consumer-focused features of Windows 10 that are rumored to include Cortana integration, Continuum, new Windows Store for all desktop and modern apps. However, it is not clear if the company will announce the new web browser codenamed “Spartan” that will reportedly be replacing modern version of Internet Explorer completely, alongside the desktop version of IE. Some speculations also hint the company will also use the event to preview Windows 10 for phones, which is also being referred as Windows 10 Mobile internally.
Microsoft is also gearing up for Build 2015 at which new flagship phones and Surface tablets are expected to make an appearance, but the most recent reports claim a launch for any product won’t likely happen during the dev show or until Windows 10 finalizes.