Microsoft recently unveiled its next Windows operating system dubbed Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available Oct. 1.
Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows, unlocking new experiences to give customers new ways to work, play and connect,” – Terry Myerson
Advancements in Microsoft Windows 10
- updated user experience
- enhanced security and management capabilities.
The Windows Insider Program Introduced
Microsoft also recently introduced the Windows Insider Program which is an open collaborative development effort which will change the way Windows is built. Participants in the windows insider program will receive the technical preview of Windows 10 along with a regular stream of builds!
Significance of the Windows Insider Program
This program, which is aimed at enterprises, will help Microsoft gain feedback on the operating system well in advance of the RTM.
Themes of the Windows 10 Release
Three themes emerged from the release of Windows 10: Familiarity and consistency across devices, open and collaborative development, along with software to meet the demands of modern business.
Windows 10: familiarity and consistency across devices
- Adapts to the device the customer is using (Xbox to PCs, phones, tablets)
- Windows 10 will run across the broadest range of devices ever (Internet of things to enterprise data centers)
- Converged application platform – will enable developers to write an application once and deploy it across multiple device types – that is really cool!
Windows 10: designed for the challenges of modern business
- Everything the business needs is built-in to the core of the product (security, identity protection)
- Data loss protection by using containers and data separation at the application and file level
- Protection and security across devices
Windows 10: Open and collaborative development
- Introduction of the Windows Insider Program
- Users will be able to give feedback on early builds
- Windows feedback application
- Interaction with Microsoft Engineers
- More information on the Windows Insider Program and the technical preview can be found at http://preview.windows.com.