Windows 10 Throwback: January 21, 2015 (Premium)


In January 2015, Microsoft held its second Windows 10 event, and while this one was focused on consumers, we also learned a lot more about its ambitions for a platform that would include phones, tablets, video game consoles, and other new kinds of devices.

Microsoft had previously announced that it would replace the reviled Windows 8.x with a new version of Windows called Windows 10 that would drop the emphasis on “touch-first” experiences and return the desktop computing prowess of previous releases. Going forward, the plan was for Windows to work equally well on different types of PCs, we thought, but really Microsoft was positioning Windows to work with a growing family of hardware form factors, the most exciting of which it would reveal later.

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