Microsoft will take its Windows 10 message of “much better this time, really” straight to the people in January. Late that month, according to The Verge, Microsoft will hold an event to show off the consumer-oriented features in the upcoming major revision of its Windows operating system. Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows 10, which is currently in preview. Windows 8’s shocking, take-it-or-leave-it changes caused many users to, well, leave Windows 8. Windows 10, as far as we’ve seen in its beta iterations, is blending Windows 7 and Windows 8 to ease the experience for upgrading users.
Microsoft is planning to detail the consumer features of Windows 10 at an event in January. While Microsoft will be present at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, sources familiar with the company’s plans tell The Verge that Microsoft will hold a separate press event in late January to unveil the consumer preview of Windows 10. Microsoft previously promised “early 2015” for a discussion on consumer features, and it appears the company is on track. Microsoft’s first unveiling of Windows 10 was a small low-key event in San Francisco that lasted around an hour, but we’re told the company’s consumer feature unveiling will be more significant. Microsoft has a large number of features to discuss, including a new touch interface dubbed Continuum. The software giant will also detail its plans for Windows phones and tablets, and possibly dashboard updates for its Xbox One gaming console. Windows 10 is designed to run across multiple devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, and the Xbox One. We understand Microsoft will announce the details of its Windows 10 consumer event before the end of the year.