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How Microsoft's Windows 10 Upgrade Is Going To Be A 'Rising Tide That Lifts All Boats'


The long wait is over. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) has released its much-awaited upgrade to Windows 8.1, Windows 10 for users.

Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate VP, Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft was on CNBC to discuss how this new operating system will impact Microsoft's business going forward.

Best Windows Ever

"This first off is the best Windows we have ever built," Mehdi began. "And when we looked at the reviews last night they have been really overwhelmingly positive. We've been [...] gratified to see that."

"There are two things that'll happen here in terms of the business phenomena. One is this upgrade. We got a goal to get to a billion users in three years and the upgrade is going to lift tides for all boats as people see the great experience with a free upgrade."

PC Sales

He continued, "The way the PC cycle kind of two-fold. One is you are going to have new machines that come out this holiday that will be taking advantage of special features of Windows like Hello, where you can sign in with your iris automatically or Cortana with better mics or devices that have pen and touch. This is going to fuel people wanting to buy new PCs because of what Windows 10 will unlock."


"And then lastly in enterprise. It's the most secured version of Windows for the enterprise, works with Azure. This is going to have enterprises want to move more quickly than they have had in the past to update Windows," Mehdi said.


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