Windows 10 Free Upgrade is now Microsoft’s one of the most successful campaign towards reaching a goal of 1 Billion devices. The Redmond giant announced today that Windows 10 is now one of the largest online services in less than a year. Yes you read it right. Windows 10 roll out started a year back, and Microsoft wanted everybody to get this upgrade free so all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices can get onboard.
The company also shared that the free upgrade offer is slated to end of July 29th, and they want all their customers to avail this opportunity. What is interesting to not here is that “it is slated to end of July 29th” which also means that it could be well extended beyond that if Microsoft wished so. This statement was one of the Microsoft response to ZDNET
“The free upgrade offer has been a big success, leading to the fastest adoption of Windows ever, with Windows 10 on more than 300 million active Windows devices. The free upgrade promotion is currently slated to end on July 29 and we encourage all of our customers to take advantage of it while it is still active.”
Microsoft also shared the following details on Windows 10:
- 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.
Microsoft will be rolling out its Anniversary Update to Windows 10 which will also be free to all Windows consumer, and with Microsoft emphasising on Windows as a service, its quiet possible that next major upgrade could be paid.