Recently Windows announced that windows 10 would be coming June 29th, 2015 and will be available in 190 markets globally for free if you own a copy of Windows 7/8/8.1 or have a Windows Phone.
The above deal however, does not include Enterprise copies of Windows. The following statement was given on Windows 10 blog post regarding Enterprise customers:
“Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise are not included in the terms of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer we announced last week, given that active Software Assurance customers will continue to have rights to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside this offer, while also benefiting from the full flexibility to deploy Windows 10 using their existing management infrastructure.”
Now Microsoft have announced the pricing of Windows 10 Home will cost $113/£78, Windows 10 Pro will cost $199/£131 per licence. If you have Windows 10 Home and want to upgrade to Pro you will need to pay an additional $99/$65. So like previous Windows release before it, it will not be cheap.
You can reserve a copy of Windows 10 now with a guide located on their website here.
You will have one year from the release of windows 10 to claim your free upgrade, if you don’t acquire your free licence in this time frame, you will have to pay full price.
Latest build 10122 of Windows 10 Preview is also now available with the following blog post regarding the update:
“I think you’ll see that this build is a bit more stable and polished than the last one, which is to be expected as we begin to stabilize for the public release this summer. From here on out you’ll see fewer big feature changes from build to build, and more tuning, tweaking, stabilizing, and polishing,”
Some reports of the current build of Windows 10 Preview are claiming that performance issues and bugs are still very much present, with advice of holding of a few days or weeks before you upgrade to the full release build on release.