Microsoft will take its Windows 10 message of "much better this time, really" straight to the people in January. Late that month, according to The Verge, Microsoft will hold an event to show off the consumer-oriented features in the upcoming major revision of its Windows operating system.
Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows 10, which is currently in preview. Windows 8's shocking, take-it-or-leave-it changes caused many users to, well, leave Windows 8 (or not upgrade from prior versions). Windows 10, as far as we've seen in its beta iterations, is blending Windows 7 and Windows 8 to ease the experience for upgrading users.
We're excited about the improvements we've seen so far in the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Let's hope the January event includes the triumphant (and delayed) return of the Start menu, as well as innovations like Continuum, which lets Windows adjust its interface dynamically for tablet or keyboard use.