Join us to hear about the next chapter of Windows 10.

That is how the announcement was titled yesterday on the official Blogging Windows site.

The next chapter of Windows 10, this one focused on the consumer experience, follows the Enterprise focused announcement of Windows 10 back in September which was held in San Francisco in front of a very small media audience.

At that time, although it was great to see the beginnings of Windows 10, many consumers were disappointed that more about the consumer side of Windows 10 was not revealed.

In fact, all of the Windows 10 Technical Preview builds that have been released since then really focused on the desktop which was an obvious push to let companies know that the familiar Windows desktop was going to be a big focus in the next version of Windows.

Although the Start Screen was available it was not turned on by default and some elements of the Modern interface were missing in those early builds.

However, it looks like that all changes on 21 January 2015 at Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, WA.

You’ll hear directly from senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer who will talk about the Windows 10 consumer experience. You’ll also hear from our CEO Satya Nadella.

According to the announcement from Microsoft this will be an all day event and the keynote, which will likely include the announcement details and demos of Windows 10, will be live streamed.  That is a pleasant change from the September announcement which was not available in real time.

According to Mary Jo Foley over at the All About Microsoft blog at ZD Net several items are set to be revealed:

  • Combined Windows Phone-Windows RT mobile OS
  • Demo January Technical Preview of Windows 10
  • Demo of Continuum – the dynamic Windows 10 OS feature that accommodates system hardware configuration (touch/keyboard and mouse)
  • Possible demo of Microsoft’s Digital Personal Assistant Cortana

This is kind of like all of the mid-season finales on your favorite television series – we know a lot already about what is likely to come however, that date just can not get here fast enough.