Microsoft announces Windows 10 – Tech Preview download available October 1 2014

Screenshot of preview.windows.com on 30 September 2014
Screenshot of preview.windows.com on 30 September 2014

 

Microsoft announced that the next version of Windows will be Windows 10 and also announced a technical preview will be available for download at http://preview.windows.com/

They have also released a short video highlighting some of the new key features which include:

  • new Start Menu – the familiar Start menu with the ability to personalise with Live Tiles
  • Windows Search in the Start Menu
  • ability to run Windows Apps in Windows Desktop in its own window similar to Windows Desktop apps
  • New Task View button to show and switch between open apps
  • Smarter Windows Snap when dragging apps to sides of your screen with the ability to snap 4 apps on the screen
  • virtual desktops

Watch the 4 min video at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84NI5fjTfpQ

Introducing Windows 10 – the best Windows yet