Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, the one that was rumored for next month, is now official. The company on Thursday revealed that said event will take place after the Consumer Electronics Show on January 21 on Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington.
The event, titled Windows 10: The next chapter, will be attended by several of Microsoft’s top brass including CEO Satya Nadella, Windows chief Terry Myerson, Xbox boss Phil Spencer and Joe Belfiore, the person in charge of the phone, tablet and PC experience of Windows.
The event will be live-streamed over the Internet and given the cast of characters that’ll be on hand, we’ll likely get a glimpse of how Windows 10 looks across several different platforms.
Microsoft announced Windows 10 as the name of its next operating system in September, forgoing the obvious name of Windows 9 – a decision that led to a number of theories on why the Redmond-based company jumped right to Windows 10.
Shortly after the unveiling, Microsoft published its Windows 10 Technical Preview as a way for developers and early adopters to get an idea of the direction that Windows 10 was taking.
At this point, we know that the Start button and the Recycle Bin are both making a comeback. It’s also been revealed that users will be able to boot directly into desktop mode, the lack of which was a common annoyance in Windows 8.