A few weeks ago, we exclusively reported that Windows 10 RTM was almost ready for launch, and now we have the confirmation that Microsoft is very close to completing its work on the new operating system.
On the sideline for the BUILD 2015 developer conference, Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, confirmed that Windows 10 is “pretty close to be done,” but he also revealed that there's still some work to complete in other sections, such as apps.
Windows 10 is projected to launch in the summer, with some sources pointing to August as the release date, so Microsoft still has a month or two to reach RTM before getting ready for the big launch.
“The core sections of the OS, they're pretty close to done. Then you get to the shell, it's probably 85 percent done. Then you get to the apps, and they are really only 65 percent done. In part that's because each part of the layer cake has to depend on the step below it, and because we can update the apps more readily. Those teams have more time. The core is pretty close to where it is going to be,” Belfiore is quoted as saying by The Reg at BUILD.