Microsoft is jumping right over Windows 9 to release Windows 10. In an announcement made yesterday, Microsoft revealed many of the new features.
On quick glance, the Start Menu is back, and that whole “tile” kind of environment has been integrated into it as opposed to a separate screen. If you are a Windows 8.1 user, you know that the Start menu takes you to a screen full of big icons that is unlike previous Windows versions.
The tiles are now part of the Start menu and not their own view. This will be a more familiar experience for most people.
Microsoft isn’t sure of the release date. It will be sometime this year.
Microsoft is offering the upgrade for free to all Windows 8.1 users within a year.
Microsoft is also continuing their “software as a service” model, offering upgrades and a continual relation with the company. Gone are the days of installing from a disk and having no relationship until the next upgrade.
Stay tuned for more news as it develops.