September 2nd is due to be a very important day in Delphi & C++ Builder history, if the recent news from Microsoft and what I have collated from the “whats coming” posts recently.
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In case you missed the big news last week, Windows 10 was released by Microsoft.
My early feel for Windows 10 is that its going to be a game changer for the Windows platform. – Its the first platform that includes free upgrades for customers as far back as Windows 7 and brings the best of the Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 UI together.
With many Microsoft customers moving up to Windows 10 for free the upgrade cycle is likely to be rapid, especially in home uses. (Business tends to take a little longer to react) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been quoted as expecting 300+ million new PC licenses this year as well – all of this meaning a lot of windows 10 devices, a large amount of opportunity for developers and a lot of data.
Developers now need data storage working securely and responsibly on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 and also that can migrate between these platforms.
The InterBase team have been testing InterBase on Windows 10 for a number of months now and the great news is that the certification tests we run internally have all passed on the RTM version of Windows 10. This means the recent InterBase XE7 Update 4 will have Windows 10 officially added to the supports platforms list for both Windows 10 (32bit) and Windows 10 (64bit).
While Windows 10 is the big news this week, remember other operating systems are available 🙂 Beyond Windows, InterBase also supports Linux 32bit and 64bit, with Ubuntu added in XE7, Mac OS X, iOS and Android. For more about InterBase, please visit www.embarcadero.com/products/interbase