Microsoft has big plans for Windows 10 launch day. On July 29 there will be events and celebrations hosted around the world to mark the event. Microsoft is also kicking off a new initiative called Upgrade Your World, which pledges $10 million as well as technology and support for 10 global and 100 local non-profit organizations.
I wrote about the Windows 10 launch news and the Upgrade Your World program in this blog post:
July 29 is approaching fast and Microsoft is putting the final touches on its Windows 10 launch plans. Today Microsoft revealed plans to go big for the Windows 10 launch, including an effort to help people achieve more through technology by working closely with non-profit organizations around the world.
To celebrate the contributions of the 5 million-plusparticipants of the Windows Insiders program Microsoft plans to host special events in 13 cities around the world: Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, Sao Paolo, and New York City. Windows Insiders will have an opportunity for hands-on experience with Windows 10, demonstrations, entertainment, and a chance to meet the Windows team.
Microsoft also plans to conduct launch-day events at 110 stores across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. There will be demonstrations, prizes and giveaways as well as free in-store workshops to teach people how to get the most out of Windows 10. The company is also working with Best Buy, Staples, Walmart and other retailers to help simplify the upgrade process and provide support for customers upgrading to Windows 10.
Suffice it to say that Windows 10 is a bigger deal than most previous launches of Windows operating system, and Microsoft is investing heavily to promote the launch as much as possible.
One initiative that stands out, though, is the Upgrade Your World program. In honor of the Windows 10 launch Microsoft is also beginning a year-long program to work with non-profit groups around the world. Microsoft will partner with 10 global and 100 local non-profit organizations and invest a total of $10 million in promote and support their causes.
Check out the full story on Forbes: Microsoft Partners With Non-Profits For Windows 10 ‘Upgrade Your World’ Launch Initiative.
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