Microsoft Announces the Release Date for Windows 10

Windows10Microsoft has announced that the Windows 10 operating system will be released on July 29th.

Windows 10 comes as a follow up to the largely unsuccessful Windows 8/Windows 8.1 operating system. Windows 9 was skipped as an interesting bit of marketing by Microsoft to further distance Windows 10 from its predecessor. Windows 10 will come as a free upgrade to anyone running a valid license of Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.

Here are a few of the features of Windows 10:

  • The Start menu and the Windows desktop have made a return in Windows 10.
  • Using a feature called Continuum, Windows 10 will automatically adapt its display to the type of device that it’s on.
  • While Internet Explorer will still be around, Windows 10 will touting a new web browser called Edge.
  • Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana, will be integrated directly into Windows and into the Edge web browser.
  • You can receive notifications about your operating system from the new Action Center.
  • Windows 10 will natively support a number of biometric security features, including facial recognition, fingerprint scanning, and iris reading, though most PCs won’t have the required hardware for these features.
  • Purchasing Windows 10 entitles you to free Windows upgrades for the life of your device.

A single license of Windows 10 Home is expected to cost $119, while Windows 10 Pro is expected to cost $199.

For more information on Windows 10 or to purchase licenses, please contact CSSI:

Andy Frederick, Senior Account Executive
(570) 768-4482

Microsoft to Phase Out Internet Explorer

DodoAs the Internet of Things (#IoT) continues to expand, and the line between your devices and the Internet continues to blur, we’ll likely see a paradigm shift in how we “get connected.”  The web browsers that we know today will go the way of the Dodo Bird.  Microsoft has announced that it will phasing out Internet Explorer, beginning with Windows 10.

You can read more about it here.