Microsoft to celebrate with its fans globally on Windows 10 launch

Microsoft will make available Windows 10 on July 29 across 190 countries as a free upgrade and with new PCs and tablets. And to celebrate the event with its fans globally, Microsoft announced its plans about the Windows 10 launch.

Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of Windows and Devices Marketing at Microsoft said :

“Windows 10 was built to empower people to do great things. We are thrilled to celebrate the launch of Windows 10 with our fans. “We’ll mark the launch of Windows 10 by celebrating the people and organizations that upgrade the world every day — and by helping them do more in their communities.”


Global celebrations, announcing #UpgradeYourWorld

Windows 10 has been unique, different. It has been built with feedback from fans, delivered as a service and offered as a free upgrade. The approach to launch too will be unique. Microsoft will focus on providing a great upgrade experience.Microsoft will celebrate the 5 million Windows Insiders and fans who played instrumental role in shaping Windows 10. Microsoft will host global fan celebrations, join thousands of retailers to help customers upgrade to Windows 10 and welcome newest generation via a new global advertising campaign and thorough online content.Microsoft will help people and organizations to do more in their communities with a new year-long initiative called Upgrade Your World.

Microsoft will partner with 10 global and 100 national nonprofits in the year-long initiative to help them upgrade the world. A total $10 million cash investment will be made in support of their missions and to promote awareness of their causes.

More information on how to get involved at  #UpgradeYourWorld

Windows Insiders from 13 cities around the world including Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, São Paulo, and New York City are invited to join Windows 10 fan celebrations. Windows Insiders will be the first to receive Windows 10.

While more than 110 stores in US, Canada and Puerto Rico will join in to celebrate Windows 10 launch. Select Microsoft stores will provide Windows 10 demo experiences, prizes, giveaways and more. Also free in-store workshops will also help people. Retailers worldwide including Best Buy, Bic Camera, Croma, Currys/PC World, Elkjøp, Incredible Connection, Jarrir, Media Markt, Staples, Yamada, Yodobashi, Wal-Mart, and many more, will introduce programs to help people easily upgrade.

Global advertising campaign:

First wave of TV and digital ads will highlight how Windows 10 delivers a more human way to do with the help of Windows Hello and Microsoft Edge. This will begin Jul 20 in the US and July 29 globally.

An extra day off will be provided for Microsoft Employees worldwide to volunteer in their community at any time within the next year.

Microsoft further said,

We’d love to hear about the big and small things people are doing to make an impact in their community and beyond – we invite people to share their story using #UpgradeYourWorld, beginning July 29.

Microsoft will also crowdsource nominations for 10 nonprofits in countries including Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.

So as can be seen, it’s a big global celebration that too year long bringing together everyone its fans, retailers, nonprofits.

More details at source.

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Vasudev G. is a Technology Enthusiast. He is a Windows Insider MVP and is committed to Microsoft technologies and products.


  1. david

    if Microsoft thinks windows 10 is better than 8.1 some one needs to tell them they are dreaming

  2. jensenjs

    And so, as usually, the negative critics goes, among some users.

    Then tell MS that they are dreaming, don’t just write it here, it’s a little late now, only days before the final release.

    You properly was against W8/8.1 when that came, and had properly some issues when Vista came “here I must agree though :-)” and then many climbing to XP and wouldn’t let go.

    What MS are doing is called evolution.

    I have accepted most versions of Windows, I never had my hands on ME so I have only heard rumours, but regarding Vista I did feel frustrated over the many flaws, but after SP1 most was solved, but there was still some flaws to be sorted out, and those I managed my self.

    The change from W7 to W8/8.1 made a huge fuss from the masses.
    And I mean masses, the mass hysteria was hideous, but the only things they babbled about was the Metro interface, and the missing start button, and that could be fixed with Calssic Shell, but the many would not listen “it was just so unfair to them” they felt, so instead they listened to their local IT-guru who had never known any other system than XP, and could only manage that and nothing else, the IT guru told them NOT TO upgrade to W8 hence they missed a cheap new and by any means far better system then XP, and the now free W10.
    They are now sitting with an old system, and if they want the new system they has to pay full prise.

    They was using the same expressions over W8 as you are now using over W10.

    And all it’s about is the fear of changes, they wont it all should remain the same.

    But with W8, MS throw the glove (an ugly one indeed), and all we have to do is to pick it up, and instead of throwing it back or slap MS on the cheek, you are taking the glove and yell at it, because that is what every one else are doing.
    Instead you should take this glove, look at it and say to your self, “well this is one ugly, useless glove, what can I do to make it better?”

    That’s what I did, I installed Classic Shell on W8/8.1 (though rarely used it, I’m still use keyboard short-cuts as always, it way faster than point and click in most matters)

    My experience with W10 has a wast variety of feelings, among them also the one you mentioned, at first glance it do look hideous, but I took the glove and look at it and said, it must contain more than this.
    And it did, some things was and still is putting my patience on the edge, but I keep fighting, and I keep telling MS where there are issues to attend.

    They do listen, but only if we ourself contribute to the evolution of W10. If we do not, we letting everyone else contribute and W10 will look more like they want it than what you and I want it to be.

    As I said, I have been on the edge of my patience with W10, but my stubbornness and curiosity has as usually also made me fight, and I have now only a few weeks of the final release of W10, managed to accept the new and in many ways improved system, and I do mean improved! And I have as usual made my own ways through the system, and at the same time learned the new system very well as always (I don’t fear changes).
    The new look and user interaction are made to satisfy the common “low level” user, by that I do not mean anything negative, but the system will be easier for the wast majority of users to use and make them feel more likely to use the system.

    MS has to make the system appeal to as many users as possible, and it do, the new users will accept it.
    I then must use my skills to adapt it to my needs, MS can not make 7 billion different editions of the same system.

    And by doing as they have done now, they has excluded many inadequate fussy fingers form poking in the system (those who do not know what they are doing), and still leave the system open for me.

    I know I sound harsh but I’m not really, I’m just tired to read or listen to the many usual “quotes” the way some people constantly whining the same over and over again, afraid of changes.
    And in their anger they forget to listen to those who has found a way out of the problems.

    It wasn’t directly the huge whining over the missing startmenu that made MS change their mind, it was Classic Shell and others like it, these small programs managed all the negative sides of W8/8.1 and still let you use the Metro interface if you wanted to, it was all up to you.

    I keep writing (you) by that I mean the many who whining but not doing anything to change things.

  3. Ed

    Just because it’s not up to YOUR expectations doesn’t mean it’s not good. Maybe if you were an insider such as myself and hundreds of thousands of others you could have had some say and input on some of it’s features and the final product but obviously you weren’t, so really you have no room to speak. As for myself and millions of others, Windows 10 is worlds better than 8 / 8.1

  4. david

    I have try a few of the insider version of windows 10 and I do agree that Microsoft have made some needed changes but they have left the only thing that really gets me angry and that the tile if they took them out it would make windows 10 a thousand times better then windows 8.1 but for some strange reason they have left them in so we will just have to suffer a bit longer I suggest to Microsoft a long time ago that there was no need for the tiles.

  5. Ed

    You don’t have to have the tiles on the start menu if you don’t want them.
    It’s just a matter of choice of whether you want them there or not.

  6. Ways to customize the Windows 10 Start Menu. You an even give it the classic look:

  7. Whistle_Dog

    This release day celebration makes me think of that scene in Tron Legacy. Wouldn’t that be awkward. Unlike ENCOM, however, Microsoft is giving the OS away free, so not quite the same I guess.

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