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Windows 10

Windows 10 is slated for release on July 29th 2015, for the first time Microsoft are going to make a new Operating system free to certain users.

Users of Windows 7 and 8 will be able to get a free download, between now and the release date you can prepare your Windows machines for the update, you reserve your update so you will receive notification for when it is ready.

As we develop websites that can be used across multiple operating systems we like to have a range of Windows running in the office. To get the update all you need to do is make sure that your Windows installation is fully updated, we did this on one of our Windows 8 laptops and hey presto the windows icon appeared in the task bar, we clicked on it and reserved our upgrade.

We moved on to one of the office Windows 7 machines but this time the Windows icon did not appear, so we did some checking and research only to discover that as we use a Windows Domain in the office, Microsoft do not automatically offer the upgrade as I guess they do not want to suffer the wrath of IT managers who will need to do the upgrade in a controlled fashion.

We will wait to see what Microsoft offer for that type of situation.