It appears that Microsoft is right on track for the Windows 10 release based on its pre-planned roadmap.
Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kevin Turner, revealed the company's plans to release Windows 10 late summer or early fall 2015, according to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.
The new launch details came from Turner during his keynote session at a Credit Suisse Technology Conference last week. During his appearance, Turner spoke about the company's evolving business model and the Windows 10 roadmap.
"The thing I want to tell you about on Windows 10 is in the Windows 10 timeframe, which we plan to talk about the end-user consumer experiences in the early spring, we'll have a developer preview and be able to talk to that in depth in the early summer timeframe. And then by next late summer and early fall we'll be able to bring out this particular OS. That's the current plan of record." Turner said last week.
An event in September in San Francisco was the first to discuss the developer build of the OS.
So far, Windows 10 has only got a technical preview. If Turner's timeline for the new OS is any indication, Microsoft will have its first consumer preview in early 2015 followed by a developer reveal and finally a launch wave in mid-2015. The release timeline shared by Turner is no different than what Terry Myerson, Microsoft Operating Systems Group chief, said in September.
If you are expecting to get a sneak peek into the Windows 10 features before the official debut, there are a lot of leaks and rumors making the rounds. The consumer build of the new OS is expected to have more refined animations, icons and continuum among other new features to enhance the UX experience.
Windows 10 is going to be a unified platform for PCs, tablets and Windows Phone smartphones. There might be some information revealed alongside the Windows 10 consumer release early next year.
"There are many, many changes that we've put into this particular OS to make it the best one we've ever done. And our goal is to have Windows 10 run across billions of devices. And being able to tap into that entire ecosystem from Internet of Things all the way up, as I said, to the TV is an important element and an important opportunity for us," Turner added.