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Windows 10: NYC Debut, Hands-On Demo

InformationWeek marked the July 29 Windows 10 launch with a visit to New York City's Microsoft specialty store. Here, we take you through our firsthand experiences with Windows 10.
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Microsoft is celebrating its 'newest generation of Windows fans' with the Upgrade Your World initiative, a yearlong series of events that will take place in cities around the world. This is a change from its usual tradition of holding a big bash to celebrate the launch of a new Windows OS.
Fan celebrations will take place in New York, London, Beijing, Sydney, Berlin, Nairobi, Madrid, Dubai, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Johannesburg, New Delhi, and Singapore. Invitees can meet members of the Windows 10 team and test hands-on demos.
Windows 10 festivities will continue in more than 110 Microsoft retail stores throughout the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Visitors can learn how to use Windows 10 at in-store workshops, get their questions answered at a help desk, win prizes, and see pop-up demo experiences. In specialty stores, like the one pictured above, there are several Microsoft employees to answer Windows 10 questions.

Marketing Storm

Microsoft is celebrating its "newest generation of Windows fans" with the Upgrade Your World initiative, a yearlong series of events that will take place in cities around the world. This is a change from its usual tradition of holding a big bash to celebrate the launch of a new Windows OS.

Fan celebrations will take place in New York, London, Beijing, Sydney, Berlin, Nairobi, Madrid, Dubai, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Johannesburg, New Delhi, and Singapore. Invitees can meet members of the Windows 10 team and test hands-on demos.

Windows 10 festivities will continue in more than 110 Microsoft retail stores throughout the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Visitors can learn how to use Windows 10 at in-store workshops, get their questions answered at a help desk, win prizes, and see pop-up demo experiences. In specialty stores, like the one pictured above, there are several Microsoft employees to answer Windows 10 questions.

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tzubair
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tzubair,
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7/30/2015 | 2:23:38 PM
Surprise Element
"Even though we knew what was coming, it's exciting to finally see Windows 10 released in full, and we're eager to hear what you think about it."

I am actually surprised that there was no surprise element added to Windows 10. That actually would have made a lot of buzz in the circles and made the launch much more talked about. With the standard and expected features, it is a standard and expected launch - nothing too fancy. 
tzubair
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tzubair,
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7/30/2015 | 2:26:39 PM
Cortana
How many of you tried using Cortana on Windows 10 mobile devices or the desktop version? I did try it and it seemed as good as Siri, if not more useful. However, the fact that this app alone can prove to be a game changer and come across as a major feature in the OS release, that remains a big question mark.
progman2000
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7/30/2015 | 8:03:46 PM
It is going to take a lot to make me upgrade to Windows 10
Not an early adopter, especially when it comes to Windows operating systems. Can't see myself upgrading to this for at least a couple of years (just recently made the leap from Xp to Win7 on my laptop LOL).
batye
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8/3/2015 | 12:48:57 PM
Re: Surprise Element
@tzubair, I put on one of my pc Win 10... after few days for me it just glossy case for the same old OS how I see it... with added Start button...
batye
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8/3/2015 | 12:54:40 PM
Re: It is going to take a lot to make me upgrade to Windows 10
@progman2000 some of pc's still running windows XP and 98SE - dual boot... but for rest of my pc I will keep them with Win 7 OS....
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