Windows 10: The Big New Opportunity for Developers

Microsoft has released Windows 10 on July 29 2015, and will be delivering the update to millions of existing users of Windows 7 and 8. The release is part of a new wave of Windows releases which Microsoft’s Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, projects will be on 1 billion devices worldwide within 2 or 3 years.

Windows 10 is not just another release. Microsoft is introducing a concept it calls “Windows as a service,” which means that the operating system will be continuously updated, though with options for businesses to move at a slow pace in order to retain stability.

If Microsoft comes anywhere close to its estimates, it suggests a huge opportunity for developers. Here is a closer look at Windows 10, what it is, and why RAD Studio developers are well placed to take advantage.