July 29th was the day for public release of Windows 10 around the world. It was a big occasion for Microsoft; as it’s the first time Windows OS is being offered as “SERVICES”. Microsoft said this will be the last Windows OS but will always be kept updated and always new features will be added.
For the first time Microsoft had 5 million testers; yes you read it correct it is 5 million testers of its new OS. This was achieved through Windows Insider program which allowed users to have early build of OS. Microsoft decided to celebrate the launch its new OS, Windows 10, with its fans. And rightly so as these were fans and tech enthusiasts who tested and provided feedback for bugs and improvements. As Insiders they helped the company in getting this done on a large scale never seen before anywhere in tech world.
For this occasion events were planned out around the world where Insiders were invited to have a look into the future of computing and new devices to come. In India this event was hosted in New Delhi at Pragati Maidan. Being an registered Insider I got invited to the event. This was the first time I was going to an event of this kind and so was pretty excited for it.
The event was planned from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The place was buzzing with blue; you could sense the presence of Microsoft everywhere. People wearing #UpgradeYourWorld t-shirts and #Windows10 bands. It was pretty amazing. Microsoft employees were ready to help you out and talk to you about the latest OS.
New hardware were placed, so you could get a hands on with Windows 10 and also get a look into what devices will be coming in future. Along with the obvious new OS and hardware, Microsoft also arranged goodies. There was food, music, prizes and best of all they had Rajiv Makhni. I have always loved his tech shows and talks. Thanks to Microsoft I got to meet in person and have a selfie 😉 with him.
Two dronefies (selfie with drone J) sessions were choreographed by Rajiv and I had the chance to be in one of those. Next up was a fun quiz contest and people won prizes, Skull Candy Headphones and gift hampers. No I didn’t win any prizesL but it was fun. Rajiv as always was vibrant; he did live interview with Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman Microsoft Corporation India and Karan Bajwa, MD Microsoft Corporation India. Both were candid in their answers and were connecting well with the crowd. Three random fans were to ask fun questions to these two gentlemen and those three were given hampers for their candid questions.
Now not taking more of your time enjoy the pictures of the event. I am in the process of downloading the Windows 10. Once I install it I’ll bring hands on photos and videos with Windows 10. Any questions you need to clear just ask in the comments below.