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Microsoft Windows 10 is the last version of Windows: weekly roundup

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be the final release of the traditional release from the company. Here are some details about the release date, pricing and new features.microsoft-windows-10

In a recent article from Tech Radar, Microsoft stated that Windows 10 is a complete update for Windows. On the release date, the company it plans to release it b late July 2015. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users can upgrade to Windows 10 for free for one year. Though Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon revealed that Microsoft will be the last version of the OS, the operating system will be regularly updated.

“Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re still working on Windows 10,” said Nixon.

Also Read: Microsoft ditches Media Center in Windows 10.

Nixon explained that the company had started to work on Windows 10 OS when Windows 8.1 was released, and will push further updates to the upcoming OS. The reason behind the move is that Microsoft plans to launch Windows as a service. According to TheVerge, Microsoft has split operating system components like start-menu and built-in apps into separate parts, and they can be updated independently to the entire Windows core operating system.

Currently, users can download Windows 10 technical preview through the Windows Insider Program Website. The technical preview will also get all the builds after the release. Microsoft aims to bring in improvements as users can provide feedback via application, and the slogan on the website says it all: “Windows 10 isn’t for all of us,but for each of us.”

Also Read: Microsoft Windows 10 is not coming to Xbox and mobile this summer

One of the major features that Microsoft will bring in into Windows 10, is Cortana AI. In addition to the Windows equivalent of Apple’s Siri, the company will also bring in improved touch integration. Touch Integration will support another feature called Task View, where users can flick between virtual desktops. The most missed feature, the Start  Menu will be brought back to Windows 10.

Contimoum is a place for users to register their usage of Windows devices that is added in Windows 10. The application will adapt itself to the chosen preferences. Snap Assist, a multi-tasking feature will make it easier to  snap together and suggest apps you may have to open. Microsoft is bringing on application platform, where applications can be discovered, purchased and updated across all devices, according to Microsoft Windows head Terry Myerson. For instance, if users download Skype on the PC, it will also be downloaded to the smartphone and tablet.

More features will be revealed in the coming days, as Windows 10 comes closer to the release date. Users can also help Microsoft to improve the OS by suggesting features or discovering bugs by downloading the latest technical preview build here.

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