After dropping that naming bombshell, Microsoft gave the first public demo of Windows 10 at its press event this morning. The company also announced the Windows Insider Program, as part of which folks will be able to grab a Technical Preview build of Windows 10 starting tomorrow.
Though Windows 10 will run on phones and tablets, the public demo centered mostly on the desktop—and covered a lot of ground already trodden by recent leaks. There were a few surprises, however. According to The Verge's liveblog and the official Windows Blog post, attendees got a look at:
Microsoft also teased new enterprise features for "separating corporate and personal data across all devices," adding that Windows 10 will be its "greatest enterprise platform, ever." None of the enterprise stuff was demoed, but it's pretty clear that the company is trying to woo corporate customers that will soon look to upgrade their Windows 7 systems.
More details about Windows 10 will be revealed early next year, including at the Build conference in April. The completed OS is scheduled for release in mid-2015.
Update: Microsoft has put up a video introduction to the upcoming Technical Preview.
If you skip past Belfiore's monologue to around the 1:35 mark, the video includes a brief tour of the new features. (Thanks to TR reader SH SOTN for the link.)
Update 3:49 PM: Microsoft has put up this morning's entire keynote on YouTube. You can watch it below:
Belfiore's demo starts about 10 minutes in, if you want to skip straight to the fun stuff.
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