Microsoft announces Windows 10

Microsoft today unveiled Windows 10, the long-awaited followup to Windows 8.

The latest version of Windows includes some of the more demanded changes since Windows 8 launch, including the return of the Start menu and improvements to how apps are displayed, while also adding multitasking enhancements that will appeal to those who use touchscreen devices as well as PCs.

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows.

Windows 10 will run across a broad set of devices – from the Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters worldwide, one product family, with a tailored experience for each device.

Developers were also taken under consideration: «across this breadth of devices, we are delivering one application platform for our developers. Whether you’re building a game or a line of business application, there will be one way to write a universal app that targets the entire family. There will be one store, one way for applications to be discovered, purchased and updated across all of these devices.»

Windows 10 will be available in late 2015.