Windows 10 is the next generation of Microsoft's OS, for laptops, desktops, tablets and smart phones. The initial release of Windows 10 through Windows Update began in July 2015. 

This new Windows OS delivered in a way that gives more choice and flexibility, as a result, we will have an in-between option for systems that aren’t mission critical, but need to keep pace with the latest innovations. The "Start Menu" is back with space to pin your Favorite apps. 

A new technology, Cortana is your personal assistant, who works across all your devices to help get things done.

It's possible extend built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities to embrace new "mobile-first, cloud-first" scenarios and bring MDM capabilities to traditional Laptops and Desktops. Customers will be able to benefit from the simplicity of managing from the Cloud (using services like Windows Intune) while having the controls they require.

Also, it introduces a number of advancements in security and identity protection features that are easy to manage and don’t compromise the user experience. One such advancement is the work we have done to create user identities for accessing devices, apps and sites that improve resistance to breach, theft or phishing. This approach is important because it takes the concept of multi-factor solutions such as smart cards or token-based system and builds it right into the operating system.

The plans to make Windows 10 most attractive platform is easy for Customers and Businesses to upgrade quickly other Windows versions (7, 8 and 8.1) with a free upgrade offer and so to see Windows 10 on one billion devices within three years.

Windows 10 is released to consumers using Windows Update. The Microsoft still has no date for release to the final consumer, but the most curious can now "freely" download Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO in multiple languages for a preferentially on Virtual Machine (VM) for testing purposes.


Before installing, check System Requirements and read the release notes: Important issues in Windows 10 Insider Preview.

This article is a list of all Windows 10 articles in the TechNet Wiki. They can be found using the following tag search: Windows Client and Windows 10.


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