Microsoft’s Build 2015 developer conference ended earlier this month with several bits of news about Windows 10, the firm’s newest operating system, which will be released sometime this summer, TechRadar reports.
Windows 10 will operate as a service, meaning it will receive improvements over time, instead of having major releases improving upon the operating system. In short, Microsoft expects Windows 1o will be the definitive version of Windows.
TechRadar reported that Windows 10 will be released in late July or sometime in September or August, but Microsoft hasn’t given details. TechRadar said Windows 10 will roll out on desktops, phones and tablets and Xbox One, Microsoft’s gaming console.
Windows 10 will be offered for free to users who have Windows 7 and 8.1 for the first year after its release.
Microsoft hasn’t said any thing so far in terms of price, but it has raised questions whether people who download Windows 10 will have to pay monthly fees similar to Office 365.
Microsoft also announced that Windows 10 will comprise of seven editions, and each edition will be free to users who have similar editions on the older operating systems.
Windows as a service is certainly a deviation from older version of Windows, because users won’t have to wait for the next big launch to get something new.
In the past, Windows releases were big news, but the constant new operating systems have left others running older versions of Windows that have gone unsupported. This change in direction Microsoft is taking is aligning with how Apple operates with iOS and OS X.
For story ideas related to Windows 10, speak with local companies and major corporations headquartered in your area to see what they think of Windows 10. At times, companies are using outdated versions of Windows and perhaps Windows 10 as a service would make them more keen on upgrading.