Today (according to a number of different reports) there are now over 100 million using Windows 10, in part driven by the success of Microsoft's free upgrade strategy (free for the first year of release if you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1).
Most of the reviews in the market place are positive, not only heralding various features - the Start Menu and Action Centre but also the underlying strategy, perhaps reflective of change in corporate strategy at the top of Microsoft.
When Satya Nadella first became CEO of Microsoft he very quickly announced that 365 would be made available on iOS (apple) devices and that this open-mindedness was the start of a much less proprietary existence for Microsoft. No longer simply making Software for to run on principally on its own devices, but now delivering services to run on any device. Windows 10 continues to support this ideological transformation by making it as easy as possible to allow other applications to be ported.
Some are saying that Windows 10 is actually impossible to review – given that it will be the engine for a not only PC's but also Windows Phones, Xbox One and eventually Microsoft HoloLens. Who can review all of these devices?
Perhaps the simplest and clearest message come from David Pierce (Wired). He explains, "If you're using Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, or 3.1, you should upgrade. Maybe wait a couple of weeks for the biggest bugs to be squashed, but do it. Why wouldn't you? It's free, it's easy, and it's a huge improvement on whatever version you're using." We agree!
We spoke with our Technical Director, Adriaan Bekker after he returned from his visit in Washington D.C. to attend the Microsoft Inspire event. He was among 17,000 other attendees from around the world and from a wide range of organisations visiting the event.