Microsoft Announces Free Upgrade to Windows 10, but only for One Year

Microsoft has announced the Windows 10 and as expected there is no Windows 9 for us to talk about. Windows 10 brings the Windows experience that we have grown accustomed to in the long years gone by back as all the metro stuff can now be totally put to one side. Another impressive feature of Windows 10 is app compatibility as from now on, the developers will only have to develop an application for either the desktop, tablet or phone and it will be cross compatible. As a result we are moving towards a unified App store too. made sure to let everyone know that it is selling Windows as a service and not a product and therefore it was little surprise that

Microsoft made sure to let everyone know that it is selling Windows as a service and not a product and therefore it was little surprise that Cortana was introduced for the desktop. The handy voice assistant works exactly the way it does on mobile and maintains a notebook of things that it knows about you which you can see and change. There are a few cosmetic changes thrown in as well such as full screen fully functional start menu as well as a better-done taskbar at the bottom.

Windows 10

Microsoft announced that all the users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will get one year of free upgrade to Windows 10, for one year. This is what the official statement was:

This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge. With Windows 10, the experience will evolve and get even better over time. We’ll deliver new features when they’re ready, not waiting for the next major release. We think of Windows as a Service – in fact, one could reasonably think of Windows in the next couple of years as one of the largest Internet services on the planet.

There was also demo of the new Ms Powerpoint and Ms Outlook on the stage. The date of the rollout is not clear just yet.

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