With July 29th and the launch of Windows 10 quickly approaching, Microsoft has started to detail how it intends to celebrate the release of its latest operating system.
In Canada, Microsoft Stores across the country will host launch parties where consumers will be able to see demos of the operating system in action, as well as take part in prize draws and giveaways.
The Redmond-based company will also host more extravagant parties in 13 cities around the world, including Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, Sao Paolo, and New York City.
More interestingly, as part of an initiative called Upgrade Your World, Microsoft will donate $10 million to 10 different global NGOs. These charities include CARE, Code.org, Keep a Child Alive, the Malala Fund, Pencils of Promise, Save the Children, the Special Olympics, the Global Poverty Project and the Nature Conservatory.
Moreover, thousands of Microsoft’s employees will take the day of Windows 10’s launch off to volunteer with their communities. Several months later, in September, the company will ask Windows 10 users to pick 10 different charities from each of the following countries—Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States—to receive a charitable donation from the company.
As previously reported, Microsoft will make Windows 10 first available to its five million beta testers before releasing the operating system in waves to those that have registered for the upgrade.
Igor Bonifacic has worked as a writer and blogger since 2010. His passions include photography, gaming and yoga.