What To Expect From Windows 10

Curious about the new Windows operating system? Then you're in luck. Microsoft has a big event planned around the OS on Wednesday, and you will likely get to finally see some of the details of the long-awaited update to the worldEUs most commonly use operating system.

The biggest news to come out of tomorrow's event might be the introduction of a version of Windows designed to run on mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The move would essentially combine Windows RT, which is designed for use on larger devices, and Windows Phone. The move would bring Microsoft in line with companies like Apple and Google, whose mobile operating systems run on both smartphones and tablets or e-reader devices.

The all-day event is set to be live-streamed from the companyEUs Redmond, Wash. headquarters, starting at 9 a.m. Pacific time, with an on-demand version available shortly thereafter. Speakers will include CEO Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President of Operating Systems Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore, and head of Xbox and Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer.

First Preview for Consumers

Wednesday will actually be the second unveiling if Windows 10, which is the successor to the much-maligned Windows 8. Users got the first glimpse of the new operating system in September, when Microsoft announced the arrival of the update along with a technical preview aimed at CTOs, enterprise users and other experts.

This will be the first time consumers can get their hands on a pre-release version of Windows 10. But thanks to SeptemberEUs technical preview, much of what Microsoft will be introducing at the event is already known.

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