Microsoft gets a big bang for its buck in a big way in its first-ever Windows 10 launch event, which kicked off Thursday at the company’s Redmond headquarters.
While Microsoft says the company has the hardware to get Windows 10 on a broad swath of devices, the company is making sure that the software is ready for that eventuality.
“We are committed to delivering a truly Windows 10-ready experience,” Microsoft Vice President of Devices and Devices Marketing Michael Bocanegra said.
“Our first real Windows 10 build was on October 27, and that’s when Windows 10 was released on PCs and tablets.”
Microsoft says that a large majority of the devices it expects to buy will be Windows 10 devices, with the exception of devices running Android.
Microsoft also said it’s launching Windows 10 Pro at its next annual event, the Build, in September.
That’s a big win for Microsoft, which was hoping to have Windows 10 PCs and phones available by the end of the year, but the company said it will make the next major software update a priority for PCs and devices in September or October.
The company says the next version of Windows 10 will be the most feature-rich Windows 10 that has ever been.
The company said that it will bring the most powerful desktop version of the OS with all of the new features and improvements to the Windows desktop, and Windows 10 Mobile will be built specifically for the cloud and apps.
While Microsoft said it had Windows 10 preinstalled on all of its devices, it didn’t say how many of those PCs and laptops had been updated to Windows 10.
Windows 10 is Microsoft’s first ever major software upgrade since the release of Windows 8.1 in 2008.
Microsoft said that the update will be available to users who have Windows 7 and 8.x, but didn’t elaborate on how many users will need to upgrade to the next software update.
On Thursday, Microsoft unveiled the first new features in the Windows 10 operating system, including the ability to use Cortana and access a virtual private network (VPN).
The company also announced that it would be adding new tools to Windows to make it easier to manage Windows 10 applications and settings.