Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest operating system, will be available in just over a week on July 29th. We’ve already covered a few of the new operating system’s features, including in-place updates and universal apps.

We know a few more details now.

  • Business customers will be supported until October 2025, while the general public will be supported until 2020
  • One Microsoft employee has described Windows 10 as “the last version of Windows,” in reference to the ongoing update model Microsoft will use with the new OS
  • Microsoft is banking heavily on the popularity of its digital assistant software, Cortana, which will be available in the US, UK, China, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain at launch and later this year in Japan, Australia, Canada, India, Brazil, and Mexico if all goes well
  • Internet Explorer will be retiring at last, as Windows 10 comes with an all-new default web browser called Microsoft Edge
  • The Start Menu is back with expanded “app tiles” but also with the familiar list of options and the search bar
  • Microsoft is unifying its app experience into its own app store

Get ready to update on July 29th and enjoy the new Windows 10.

By Sharon Campbell