The desktop watermark is gone, and Microsoft is gearing up to launch.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said that it rolled out its Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to promote universal development of the app. The company disclosed the availability of the new open source SDK.
Likewise, Nash said HP is “ready” for the new operating system.
On the day of upgrading, Microsoft will begin notifying people who have reserved their copy of Windows 10 in waves, scaling up after the 29 of July. The later was earlier available for Windows Mobile devices only. Obviously, Nash said, consumers will have to order the new PC in time to get it by the launch date.
This allows users to pick up where they left off when working from a PC, smartphone or a tablet. There is also the option to view all of the apps for the Xbox. The company says it will have more to share soon. Users can, for example, comment on documents and access the revisions function, while the Excel app comes with a number of key formulas from various fields such as finance, statistics, database and engineering. It’s been widely reported that this is the RTM (release-to-manufacturing) version of Windows, since it’s dropping after new builds are no longer available from ISO versions and must be installed via Windows Update.
RTM is a bit of a misnomer these days, since RTM was for stamping CD or DVD versions in prior releases of the OS. The company is not sharing any additional details at this point, but the update is expected to bring a subset of Windows 10 features to the ill-fated RT platform.
Gabriel Aul, Engineering General Manager for Operating Systems group of Microsoft, had also stated that the last build is somehow the reflective part of the OS that is going to be launched. Insiders will keep getting the updates to test these out before they are released to the larger public.
Microsoft has just delivered Build 10240 of the Windows 10 preview to testers on the Fast and Slow rings of the Windows Insider programme, stating that code is “one step closer to what customers will start to receive” on 29 July.