Microsoft May Hold Windows 10 Consumer Preview Event After CES 2015
While Microsoft has already confirmed it will have a presence at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in January, new reports indicate the software company will show off the consumer side of Windows 10 during a separate event that will follow later in the month.
After demoing some of Windows 10's enterprise features, Microsoft promised to show off the consumer side of the new OS in early 2015. A hard date hasn't yet been released, but it appears Microsoft is planning to stay true to that promise and will show off the personal features of Windows 10 shortly after the Jan. 6-9 CES 2015 show in Las Vegas.
Individuals claiming to have intimate knowledge of Microsoft's plans told The Verge the tech company will show the consumer side of Windows 10 in the second half of January 2015. Microsoft is expected to announce a date for the press conference before 2014 comes to a close.
Though the enterprise reveal of Windows 10 consumed about an hour back in September, the consumer presentation of the incoming OS is expected to cover a lot more content, according to the sources. During the conference, Microsoft is also expected to reveal its plans for mobile devices and its Xbox One console.
During the business reveal in September, Microsoft revealed a variety of new features that are being rolled out to improve productivity. Every app will have its own windows, the Metro tiles have been baked into the Start menu and users can create multiple desktops to use whichever one working conditions require.
Windows 10 is one family, one platform and one store, according to Microsoft. The Windows maker says its combining elements of Windows 7 and 8 to build a scalable OS that is just as at home on mobile devices as it is at a workstation.
Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft's operating systems group, stated after the September press conference that "connectivity is akin to oxygen. He says Windows 10 is Microsoft's most comprehensive OS to date and the platform will heighten the level of interoperability between devices of all sizes.
"The tension between the desire for agility versus stability poses a huge challenge for IT pros," Myerson stated. "Experiences -- no matter what device you're on -- just need to work. The only thing that hasn't really changed is the situation for developers -- still too much to do, and not enough time."