Windows 10: Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Devices – Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon

  1. Brink's Avatar
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       05 May 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Devices – Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon

    As we near the one year anniversary of the availability of Windows 10, we’re excited to share that Windows 10 is now running on 300 million active devices around the world.

    We’re pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than a year. Core to delivering our more personal computing vision, Windows 10 offers experiences that are familiar, safer and more secure, and more personal and productive – enabling innovative new experiences.

    We’re seeing people at home, at schools, at small businesses, at large companies, and other organizations adopt Windows 10 faster than ever, and use Windows 10 more than ever before. A few examples:

    • Over 63 billion minutes were spent on Microsoft Edge in March alone, with 50% growth in minutes since the last quarter. Exclusively available on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is our modern browser for helping you get things done.
    • Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10, has helped answer over 6 billion questions since launch.
    • People are playing games on Windows 10 more than ever before, with over 9 billion hours of gameplay on Windows 10 since launch.
    • Apps that come with Windows 10, including Photos, Groove Music, and Movies & TV are seeing millions of active users each month, including more than 144 million people using Photos.
    • And, the Windows Store continues to grow daily with new Universal Windows Platform apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger; updated UWP apps from Vine, Hulu, Netflix and Twitter; and popular PC games including Rise of the Tomb Raider and Quantum Break.

    These Windows 10 services are getting better and better each month, with significant new innovations shipped in November, and many more coming in the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer. Of course, as part of delivering Windows 10 as a service – any Windows 10 customer can enjoy these innovations – for free.

    With the highest customer satisfaction of any version of Windows, we want everyone to enjoy the benefits of Windows 10. We continue to see awesome new Windows 10 devices becoming available – at a price point for everyone. And, today, we want to remind you that if you haven’t taken advantage of the free upgrade offer, now is the time. The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 was a first for Microsoft, helping people upgrade faster than ever before. And time is running out. The free upgrade offer will end on July 29 and we want to make sure you don’t miss out. After July 29th, you’ll be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119.

    I asked the dynamic Bryan Roper to help me share the Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10.

    If you’ve already upgraded to Windows 10 – thank you. If you haven’t upgraded yet – we hope you’ll consider upgrading today.


    Source: Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices - Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon | Windows Experience Blog

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  2.    05 May 2016 #1

    Of course the free Windows 10 upgrade offer will end on July 29. We all know Microsoft is nothing if not consistent in adhering strictly to their announced dates.
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  3. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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       05 May 2016 #2

    That is good and the way to go.
    I myself use Edge Browser and Cortana all the time
    Also Bing, the one App I use a lot is the Windows Mail App that comes with 10
    Got all my e-mail addresses all coming into one inbox, saves me having to hunt for them.
    Also Office 2016 and 365 are great
    All those I used to use 3rd party apps
    Once My Antivirus runs out I will be switching to Windows Defender
    Already using Windows 10 Firewall
    Switched to that over weekend and already finding it a lot better than it was at one time.
    So YES Windows 10 is the way forward
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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
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       05 May 2016 #3

    They picked the right guy for the "sales pitch"
    I'm convinced, and wish I had another device to upgrade:)
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  5. Cluster Head's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       05 May 2016 #4

    Microsoft: Windows 10 hits 300 million milestone

    Windows 10 is running on 300 million active devices about nine months after the product was launched. Will the company extend its Windows 10 free upgrade offer to keep momentum going? Officials won't say.

    Windows 10 is running on 300 million active devices as of May 5, according to Microsoft. That's up from 200 million devices four months ago and 270 million since the end of March.

    Microsoft's goal is to have Windows 10 running on one billion devices by 2018.

    Active devices" mean devices than have been active in the past 28 days, Microsoft officials have said. The figure includes not only Windows 10 installed on PCs, tablets and phones, but also on Xbox One consoles and HoloLens, Surface Hubs.

    Today's blog post announcing the latest milestone also includes a reminder to users that Microsoft's first-year-free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends on July 29, 2016. Just a reminder: The first-year-free upgrade deal means those running Windows 7, 8.X and Windows Phone 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. It doesn't mean those who upgraded for free start having to pay for Windows 10 after July 29.

    Today's blog post seems to imply that Microsoft has decided definitively against extending its first-year free offer. It says:

    "After July 29th, you'll be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119." (The $119 price is the current retail price of a copy of Windows 10 Home.)

    However, this reminder doesn't necessarily mean Microsoft has decided against renewing that deal, a company spokesperson said when I asked.
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  6.    05 May 2016 #5

    Cereberus bookmaker here.

    Current odds:-

    Evens - deadline not adhered to.

    5/1 - upgrades extended for retail only.

    5000/1 MS can windows entirely and move to OSX (silly odds? remember Leicester City!).
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