It’s been a while since Microsoft gave us an update on Windows 10 but that will change early next year. Microsoft on Thursday announced that it’s having a major press event on January 21st in Redmond that will answer some more of our burning questions about its next major operating system release.

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During its fall event announcing Windows 10 this year, Microsoft emphasized the return of the full Start menu to Windows and also the new Continuum feature that will automatically detect whether your device is hooked up to a keyboard and mouse and give you the Desktop UI without at all taking you to the Modern UI. This feature will also take you to “tablet mode” when you touch your display or, if you own a 2-in-1 PC-tablet hybrid, when you aren’t hooked up to a mouse and keyboard.

Windows 10 comes at a crucial time for Microsoft, which faced a user backlash over the major UI changes it implemented with Windows 8 and which is still trying to get any sort of foothold into the smartphone market with its Windows Phone operating system.

Windows 10 is expected to be released sometime in the early fall of 2015, or roughly three years after the release of Windows 8.

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