Microsoft Could Announce Windows 10 Release Candidate at Ignite Conference

Microsoft is holding its Ignite conference on 4th May in Chicago, and it is strongly rumoured that the company will use the event to unveil the first Release Candidate of its in-development operating system, Windows 10.

Windows 10 is currently in Technical Preview stage, available for testing to members of the Windows Insider Program.

Previous Windows Release Candidates (RC), or Release Previews (RP) as Microsoft has taken to calling them recently, were released at a similar time of year, with Windows 7 RC1 made available 1st May, 2009, and Windows 8 RP on 1st June, 2012. However, since Microsoft is aiming for a late-Summer release, its turnaround seems to be accelerated: the full retail versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 were released 22nd October, 2009 and 30th October, 2012, respectively.

The Microsoft Ignite conference is aimed at IT professionals, and will be laden with Windows 10 content. Scheduled sessions at Ignite related to Windows 10 include:

  • Overview of Windows 10 for Enterprises

Windows 10 brings a wealth of new features and solutions to the enterprise. In this session, we explain the various security, management, and deployment features of Windows 10 along with showing you some of the new end-user features that will not only make your customers more productive but also delight them.

  • Hands-on Windows 10 Enterprise Deployment

Want to know how to prepare for Windows 10, or how to upgrade from Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 to Windows 10? Maybe you want to know how to build, customize, and deploy your own Windows 10 image? … 

  • Windows 10 for Mobile Devices: What’s Next

Windows 10 is not only for PCs! Do you want to know what is new in Windows 10 for phones and small tablets? …

  • Building Windows 10 Apps in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015

Windows 10 is a unified, developer platform for ALL devices so you can reach the greatest number of customers with your work across phones, tablets, PCs, Xbox, IoT devices, and more. In this lab, see how to use Visual Studio 2015 to build and test a Windows 10 app that runs on multiple devices.

  • “Project Spartan” Overview

Windows 10 will feature “Project Spartan” (code name), a new browser that consumers are going to love across all their Windows devices….

  • Black Belt Security with Windows 10

Learn why and how you should leverage the Windows 10 security technologies like Device Guard, BitLocker, AppLocker, UAC, Least Privilege and Remote Desktop Restricted Admin-mode… 

  • You Are the Password with Windows 10 Biometrics

…with Windows 10 we remove our biometric frameworks dependencies on passwords, address bio sensor costs challenges, and will have biometrics poised for mainstreaming…

Interested parties can register for Ignite here. Day passes cost $500, while a full session pass is priced at $2,200. Students can gain full entry for just $995.

Source: Daily Tech