Enterprise Customers Get Windows 10 Starting August 1

Although Microsoft will begin rolling out Windows 10 on July 29, not everyone will be able to get their hands on the new operating system on the same day. The company announced that members of its Insider program, who have already been testing early builds of the system, will be given the first opportunity to download the final version.

Enterprise clients will not be far behind, though. Volume customers are slated to download Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education on the Volume Licensing Service Center starting August 1. Individual users, on the other hand, will have to reserve their copies ahead of time.

Windows as a Service

Terry Myerson, MicrosoftEUs new head of Windows and Devices, announced the plan via an update on the companyEUs Windows blog. EUStarting on July 29, we will start rolling out Windows 10 to our Windows Insiders,EU Myerson said in the blog post. EUFrom there, we will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th.EU

The reason behind the plan to roll out the new operating system was to give the company a chance to receive feedback from users and incorporate new changes into later versions, Myerson said. The strategy fits with MicrosoftEUs desire to switch Windows to a software-as-a-service model, with constant upgrades and improvements being rolled out to users. That change in philosophy brings it more in line with the distribution practices of other operating systems like the Mac OS and Linux.

For users not participating in the Windows Insider program, Microsoft will begin evaluating their systems sometime after July 29 to determine if they are compatible with Windows 10. EUIf you reserved your copy of Windows 10, we will notify you once our compatibility work confirms you will have a great experience, and Windows 10 has been downloaded...

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