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Windows 10 Release Details and How to Reserve a Free Upgrade



Release Date and Strategy

Windows 10 will officially release on July 29 and will be available for free upgrade of all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. This free option is available for one year, followed by Windows 10 Home costing $119 and Windows 10 Pro costing $199 as the two most popular Windows suites. In the taskbar at the bottom right of Windows user desktops is a Windows logo that can be clicked in order to start the process to reserve your copy of Windows 10. Once providing your email, Microsoft will email you a confirmation.


Windows 10 will be the next operating system for all devices by Microsoft, from desktops to tablets to phones, even the Xbox. They are improving flexibility and ease of switching from one device to the next. The Windows Phone (WP) software is being replaced with Windows 10, meaning Microsoft is moving away from having two separate operating systems for computer and mobile devices. Microsoft Continuum is one feature that allows for this smooth transition of the operating system from one device to the next. You can switch at will from seeing a mobile-optimized version, to the desktop version of your screen or programs in use; the default mode varies by device.

Features Overview


Primary and notable features include the new Start Menu from the taskbar on the desktop, somewhat similar to Windows 7, but keeping the application icons from Windows 8. Cortana is Microsoft's answer to Siri and Google Now; it is being added to desktops, laptops, and tablets as a virtual assistant. Microsoft Edge is their new web browser, working to fully replace Internet Explorer with a redesigned, much more capable layout, in-browser notes functionality, and performance. Virtual desktops are being added, allowing you to essentially switch between different "screens" of applications, setup in your own customized way. For example, you could keep design software on one desktop, and have communication applications on another desktop, with the ability to seamlessly switch between them.


With the highly anticipated release of Windows 10 coming quickly, reserving your free upgrade is one step closer to acquiring it. The vast amount of new features is almost certain to make it popular among Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users alike. Windows 10 is highly flexible for the vast amount and variety of devices, showing improvements and innovations across the board. So be sure to reserve your copy before the year of free upgrading has passed! If you are wanting to upgrade, feel free to contact Igniting Business for helpful information regarding proper rollout procedures.


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