Microsoft To Unveil The Consumer Side Of Windows 10 On January 21

Ziggy | 12 Dec, 2014 09:22AM | Leave a comment
Microsoft is set to show off the next major version of its Windows software at a January event at its Redmond HQ - but admits its release has already been delayed until fall 2015.

Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released 'early next fall.'

Microsoft has not publicly set a firm timetable for the release of Windows 10, but only last week suggested the possibility of an earlier release.

The keynote from the day-long event on January 21 will be live streamed.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Windows execs Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore, and Xbox chief Phil Spencer will be speaking.

The event will focus on the 'Windows 10 consumer experience,' a spokesperson confirmed.

Earlier this year Microsoft was derided for 'missing one' when it announced  it has decided to jump straight to version 10 of its Windows software in a bid to convince consumers the software is different from current versions.

The firm announced the latest version of its Windows operating system, called Windows 10, at an event in San Francisco.

The firm admitted the software was 'at a threshold' after the poorly received Windows 8.

Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Windows chief said: 'There's about one and a half billion people using Windows today.