Microsoft finally made it official.  They like to play with our brains when they announce products.

Remember the Metro interface of Windows 8, which became “Windows UI” just before release?  Or Windows SkyDrive which became OneDrive earlier this year?

Well, they’re doing it again.  The next version of Windows, which coming after 8 and 8.1 was rumored to be called Windows 9.  The code name for it?  “Threshold.”

Well, today Microsoft announced that it will be known as Windows 10.  Why?  I got nothing.

But you can take a look starting today (1 October).  Because the Technical Preview (sounds better than Beta, right?  Yeah, I prefer Beta too) will be available to the public.

When will the full OS be released?  Most folks seem to think it’ll be before Microsoft’s end of year, which is June 30th.

What will be different?  Well check out the posts below for more specific information.  But there are two obvious goals that are out of the box.

First is to bring the traditional mouse/keyboard and touch interfaces together.  From the screen shots in the articles linked below it looks like they’ve accomplished that, bringing the Start menu back under the desktop screen.

The second is to create an environment that will scale in terms of the display, from small (think phone) to big (think wall unit).

Now, as you know, we here at Simplex-IT like to get an early start to this sort of thing.  We were one of the first companies in NorthEast Ohio to give public demonstrations of Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Office 2013, Google Glass, Office 365…need we go on?

So we’re quick to announce that our Lunchinar on November 19th will be about Windows 10.  We think this one’s going to be popular, so reserve your seat now by clicking here!

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