Windows 10 Technical Preview release likely to happen in October

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At Microsoft, even release dates are confusing… On September 30, the software giant will hold an event to show for the first time the Windows 10 bits to enterprises. Previous rumors suggested that during this event Microsoft would be making available the “Windows Technical Preview” for download. Now it seems that the release date will actually be sometime in early October, according to Paul Thurrott, who has a track on accurate information about Windows.

The exact date is still unknown; for those of us who are excited to download and test the next version of Windows, we’re hoping for the release to happen during the event on September 30. But it’s likely that it could happen during the first week of October (presumably).

This is not new. Previously, we heard from Mary Jo Foley, also a person with an excellent background in correct information about Windows said several weeks back that the release date for Windows 10 Technical Preview was going to happen between the end of September and the first days of October, and that still true today.

What could be the reason for Microsoft not to release the bits in September? During the September 30 event, Microsoft plans to show the new operating system for the first time. The event is aimed to enterprises. The media will be attending, but the company won’t be live streaming the event. So we can speculate that Microsoft will release Windows Technical Preview in tiers: top partners first, which already can access the bits, enterprises on September 30, and then consumers a few days later.

With Windows 10, we can technically say it’s Windows 8.2, as the company is simply building on top of the Windows 8 foundation and not re-writing the operating system from scratch. However, we all are expecting Windows 10 to be the next best release, and labeling Windows 10 will distance the company from the Windows 8 bad vibe, and this is a good thing.

There are many new features and changes that we already know are coming to Windows 10, such as a new Start menu, windowed modern apps, virtual desktops, a notification center, and a lot more. For the full Windows 10 coverage, check here.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.