As part of the global launch of Windows 10, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, visited Nanyuki, Kenya to meet with students, teachers, entrepreneurs and local businesses to learn how technology is empowering people and organizations.
He visited the Gakawa and Burguret Secondary Schools where he met students, and helped upgrade PCs to Windows 10. At Gakawa, he and the students connected with students at the Zilla Parishad School in India via Skype.
Satya also met with the team from the Mawingu Networks Solar Cyber Center to hear how this innovative Internet café, a converted shipping container, powered by TV white space Wi-Fi technology is creating new opportunities for the community and is a proving ground for the wider deployment of this technology across Africa.
Microsoft is paying tribute to the spirit of Windows 10 through the Upgrade Your World initiative, designed to celebrate those who inspire and empower others. Microsoft will partner with 10 global and 100 local non-profits on projects and initiatives to upgrade the world through a combination of technology, a $10 million donation and the development of campaigns to raise awareness.
Microsoft and its partners are inviting people around the world to nominate the 10th global non-profit. Get involved and share how you’re impacting your community using #UpgradeYourWorld.
Starting today, July 29th, Microsoft’s newest operating System, Windows 10, is available globally. The free upgrade* provides a fast and familiar experience that is more personal and productive, automatically up to date and packed with new innovations.
Through the Windows Insider Program, more than five million partners, customers and Windows fans provided feedback that continues to help deliver new features and experiences including in part:
Eligible customers who haven’t reserved their download will see a notification in the taskbar on their device, alerting them the upgrade is ready to be installed or details on getting the upgrade through the Windows Store.
*Limited time free upgrade offer for qualified and genuine Windows 7 and 8/8.1 devices. Hardware and software requirements apply; see http://www.windows.com/windows10upgrade for details.