Microsoft to Show Off Windows 10 on Jan. 21
Next week, Microsoft plans to give the industry its best look yet at the newest version of its Windows operating system.Microsoft has confirmed that its Windows 10 media event will take place on the morning of Jan. 21. And the general public is invited to watch as it takes place at Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., headquarters. In keeping with its tradition of livestreaming important announcements, Microsoft has prepared a Website, announced Brandon LeBlanc, senior marketing communications manager at the company, in a brief statement. "The live webcast will start once the event starts at 9am (Pacific) and you'll be able to watch it here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows10story. An on-demand version will be available shortly after the event at the same link," he wrote. Currently, the URL leads to placeholder images of the Windows 10 logo and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressing a crowd. "We're pretty excited about this event and to be able to talk about what's next for Windows 10," added LeBlanc. At least four top executives will be taking the stage, suggesting that not only is it the first major press event of 2015 but that the company is planning a fairly extensive look at the new operating system (OS) and its role in Microsoft's software and cloud ecosystem. "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," said LeBlanc.
Microsoft surprised tech industry watchers on Sept. 30, 2014, by announcing that it was skipping right over Windows 9 and naming its new "Threshold" OS Windows 10 instead. Early on, the company made it clear that its goal was to win back enterprise customers, many of which passed on Windows 8 since it launched in 2012 and are still clinging to Windows 7.