Windows 10 release date announced for July 29th


Yesterday the Windows team announced the official release date for the highly anticipated Windows 10. From July 29th you can get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on a new Windows 10 PC from your favourite retailer. If you purchase a new Windows 8.1 device between now and then, the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to you and many retail stores will upgrade your new device for you.

Whether you’ve been following development closely, or if this is your first look at the latest generation of Windows, here’s a taster of what’s to come on July 29th:

In his post on the Windows Blog announcing the Windows 10 release date yesterday, Terry Myerson went into more detail on a number of different features that users can look forward to enjoying come the end of July:

Cortana
Microsoft Edge
Office on Windows
Xbox Live and the integrated Xbox App
New Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, People, Mail & Calendar apps
Windows Continuum
Windows Hello
Windows Store

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For a more a look at Windows 10 from a more education-centric viewpoint, we recommend you take a look at Kevin Sait’s post from last week. Kevin has been using Windows 10 as part of the Windows Insider Program, and collected his thoughts on how education will benefit from the improvements and updates found within the next generation of Windows:

In case you hadn’t heard... Windows 10 is coming – by Kevin Sait

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