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Microsoft: Windows 10 represents a new generation of personal computing

Microsoft has bigged up its latest operating system ahead of launch, claiming Windows 10 represents a ‘new generation’ of the company’s leading platform.

Speaking during the company’s Build 2015 keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggested that Windows 10 will allow users to be more mobile, not just with their individual devices, but when switching between products.

Windows 10 represents a new generation of Windows, built for an era of more personal computing,” Nadella said speaking at the annual developer conference.

He added: “The mobility of the experience is what matters, not the mobility of the device.”

Doing away with a separate mobile OS, Windows 10 will run across all manner of devices, from PCs and tablets to hybrids, smartphones and, in the future, IOT devices.

Answering a number of concerns consumers had with the largely touch-focussed Windows 8 platform, the inbound OS will introduce a number of new productivity features that will allow for more seamless transitions when moving between devices.

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Set to rollout to users later this year, Windows 10 will help mark Microsoft’s 40th year in the software space.

“Microsoft was founded by two developers who had a bold vision to empower other developers to build great things,” Nadella said detailing the path taken on the way to Windows 10.

“A lot has changed in the 40 years since. A lot of devices have come and gone, a lot of technologies have come and gone as they should. But what has maintained is that ethos that we are a developer company first.”

Highlighting how this approach has helped shape Windows 10, he added that the upcoming OS is “the broadest lens through which we have viewed developers, development and platforms.”

“We want to make sure that we build bridges for you,” the Microsoft head stated.

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