The Windows 10 Technical Preview is here and ready for you to try!

Windows_10_FamilyWindows 10 will run across an incredibly broad set of devices – from the Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters worldwide. Some of these devices have 4 inch screens – some have 80 inch screens – and some don’t have screens at all. Some of these devices you primarily use touch/pen, others mouse/keyboard, others controller/gesture – and some devices can switch between input types. With Windows 10 we are aiming to create a tailored experience for each device.

And across this breadth of devices, we are delivering one application platform for developers. Whether you’re building a game or a line of business application, there will be one way to write a universal app that targets the entire family. There will be one store, one way for applications to be discovered, purchased and updated across all of these devices.

The current preview has a focus on enterprise features because enterprises have a need to evaluate software early on and the desktop/laptop experiences. Early in 2015 we’ll introduce the consumer features and talk much more about other device types. We’ll then continue the conversation with the developer features at our Build conference, and later in 2015 we’ll release Windows 10.

We are excited to announce the Windows Insider Program, where PC experts and IT Pros who are comfortable using pre-release software can get access to a technical preview of Windows 10. Insiders will receive a steady stream of early builds from us with the latest features we’re experimenting with.

  • Signed up as a Windows Insider? Tell us your Windows 10 likes, dislikes and bugs using the Windows Feedback app built into the Tech Preview software. This is the best way to get us your opinion on Windows 10 Tech Preview builds. Don’t hesitate to use the “like” button on other people’s requests to generate visibility.
  • You can ask questions and talk with us and other Windows Insiders through the Windows Technical Preview Program forum. We have people reading the forum all the time and we’re forwarding questions, conclusions, discussions, stats around the team.
  • If you’re not a Windows Insider, you can still tell us what you’d like to see in Windows. We now have a Windows Suggestion Box on UserVoice which is open to anyone who wants to send us ideas and suggestions for Windows. For example – if you think it would be awesome if Windows natively supported some file format it doesn’t support today, submit it through the Windows Suggestion Box!

We hope you enjoy using Windows 10 as much as we enjoy building it!

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