So Microsoft’s Windows 10 will soon be here and as excited as we are about the latest from the Redmond-giant, Microsoft itself is even more. The reason ? Simply the fact that this may be the opportunity for the company to take over, all that it lost during that gloomy Microsoft phase.
Anyways, with the launch date inching even closer, Microsoft today, published the blueprint for releasing the latest Windows to the general public.
As per MS’s plan, those part of the Microsoft Insiders program — i.e. the testers, who have been helping the company all along — will, as a show of gratitude from the company, be among the first to get the OS on their devices. Considering the fact that these testers now number about 5 million — it is going to be no mean feat.
Next up will be those who have been waiting and watching all this time, the most eager among the populace — In other words, those who have already registered for a copy of Windows 10.
Speaking on the topic, Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, Microsoft, said
Starting on July 29, we will start rolling out Windows 10 to our Windows Insiders. From there, we will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th. Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users.
It also seems as if most of the devices running on the windows platform, may adopt Windows 10 as their own, very soon. However, “soon” is as vague as gets.
Soon, we will give a build of Windows 10 to our OEM partners so they can start imaging new devices with Windows 10. The new devices our partners are working on are very exciting, I can’t wait to hear your feedback as you get a chance to use them.
Testers will receive the Windows 10 package on 29th of July, so we can expect it to start filtering through to the general public by the first week of August. The package will feature some exciting and seen-for-the-first-time goodies such as Microsoft’s very own virtual assistant Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Continuum etc.
The early birds on the other hand, will be notified once Microsoft’s compatibility work confirms that their system won’t crash or run into other such errors after installing 10. They will then be given the option of downloading and installing it on their systems.
The software will launch in several variants such as Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home — both of which will hit PCs on the 29th itself. Volume licensing customers, on the other hand, will be able to download Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education on Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) from August 1.
Well, all that is left to do now, is to sit back and wait as Microsoft initiates what may just be, one of the biggest software deployments in the history. From what we heard last, the company hopes to update over 1 Billion devices to Windows 10, in a couple of years. Now thats some figures.
Lets see what and how all of this gargantuan phenomena happens. Till then, prep up your Windows device for the biggest Windows update ever. Stay Tuned. Cheers !