Windows 10 launch special event locations and important information

Here is all the information you need to attend the Windows 10 celebration special event in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Microsoft Store celebration

On July 29, Microsoft will release Windows 10 to the public, and unlike previous releases of the operating system, the company won’t be holding one launch event, instead there will be many celebrations happening around world.

Starting July 29th, every Microsoft Store in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada will open their doors to celebrate the release of Windows 10 with many in-store activities, including giveaways, refreshments and different events.

The company will be offering a “free upgrade assessment” for your PC or tablet, and a series of Get to Know Windows 10 workshops.

On celebration of launch of Windows 10, the first 50 Windows Insiders to visit a Microsoft Store on July 29 will get an exclusive Windows Insiders t-shirt (first-come first-served), and in addition, the store will be offering a Windows Insider Exclusive store offer, valid in-store only July 29- August 2.  Go to the Windows Insider Hub to learn more and download the offer.

Windows 10 launch celebration information

At launch, 10 of the stores will offer special meet and greet with special guests, and at Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, Colo., will host a free live concert with OneRepublic on Friday, July 31.

For more information on the events and for additional details and updates as they become available visit the Microsoft Store Facebook page.

Celebration Locations with Special Guests:

  • 7/29: Bellevue, Washington – Bellevue Square – World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe
  • 7/29: Boston, Massachusetts – The Shops at Prudential Center – NHL Selke Trophy Winner Patrice Bergeron
  • 7/29: Dallas, Texas – NorthPark Center – NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders
  • 7/29: Garden City, New York – Roosevelt Field – World Cup Champion Abby Wambach
  • 7/29: Houston, Texas – Houston Galleria – Houston Texans Linebacker Brian Cushing
  • 7/29: Las Vegas, Nevada – Fashion Show – Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard
  • 7/31: Lone Tree, Colorado – Park Meadows – OneRepublic
  • 7/29: Santa Clara, California – Westfield Valley Fair – NBA Champion and Finals MVP Andre Iguodala
  • 7/29: Seattle, Washington – University Village – Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin
  • 7/29: Tysons Corner, Virginia (D.C. area) – Tysons Corner Center – World Cup Champion Ali Krieger

Windows 10 Experience Zones in 16 Microsoft Store Mall Locations

On July 29 through August 9, selected Microsoft Store mall locations will host stand-alone experience zones featuring Windows 10 demos and Microsoft products like Surface, Xbox One and Minecraft. Visitors to these locations will have a chance to experience Windows 10, and receive giveaways. For a list of mall locations with Windows 10 Experience Zones click here.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.