Today, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be available from 29 July in 190 markets globally as a free upgrade to customers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Built with help from more than four million people around the world, Windows 10 marks the start of a new era of personal technology, designed to empower people to do great things.
Consumers will have one year from 29 July to take advantage of the free upgrade. Once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, Microsoft will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device—at no cost. Those who want to be among the first in line for the free Windows 10 upgrade can reserve a free copy in the coming weeks.
Frazer Scott, Marketing & Operations Director for Microsoft NZ, says the July 29 launch of Windows 10 will be a significant moment for New Zealand, as it will bring a new level of personal computing to both individuals and Kiwi businesses.
“Windows 10 empowers you to be more productive with a personal and natural experience that works across all your devices – phone, tablet, laptop, Xbox and PC. It’s familiar, yet better than ever, and will deliver ongoing feature innovations and security updates,” says Scott.
“What’s more – it’s easier than ever to upgrade, because from the 29th July, there will be a new icon appear on your PC’s System Tray: the Get Windows 10 App, which will provide an easy path to follow for getting your upgrade underway.”
Scott says there are currently around 2 million devices in New Zealand running either Windows 7 or 8.1, and Microsoft is forecasting hundreds of thousands more new Windows devices to ship to the New Zealand market this year.
“Windows 10 is a new generation of Windows designed to empower you to do great things,” said Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft, from the company’s Redmond headquarters earlier today.
“Windows 10 starts to deliver on our vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how we protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices, and natural interactions with your Windows devices, including speech, touch, ink, and holograms,” says Myerson.
For what’s new in Windows 10, please visit: http://nztechblog.net/2014/10/01/news-introducing-windows-10/