Microsoft announces India pricing for Windows 10

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Following the launch of Windows 10 on Wednesday in 190 countries as a free upgrade for Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1 users and new PC and tablet users, Microsoft on Thursday made the latest version of its desktop and tablet operating system available to buy for new users in India. Microsoft has now listed the pricing for the full version of the software.

The Windows 10 operating system can be purchased from Microsoft’s official online store – Microsoftstore.com.

Users who do not qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 10 (including users of Windows Vista and XP), people who’re assembling a new PC and Mac users can buy the full version of the OS at Rs 7,999 for the Home version and Rs 14,999 for the Pro version.

Microsoft is offering free upgrade to Windows 10 for users of Windows 7 and Windows 10 users provided they update their systems within one year of the OS’ availability.

People who reserved their upgrade to Windows 10 will be notified in phases when their upgrade is ready to be installed. For business customers, Windows 10 is available to start deploying within work environments, and starting August 1, organizations that have volume licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education.

A Microsoft Phone Companion app enables iPhone’s, Android or Windows phones to work with Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft offering developers $100 for new apps

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Microsoft is offering developers $100 for each Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app written between March 8 and June 30, 2013. Participants must be over 18 and live in the US. Up to ten Windows 8 apps and ten Windows Phone 8 apps per developer are eligible, which makes it possible to earn up to $2000.

NOTE that developers must pay a fee of $49 per year for individuals and $99 per year for companies to list apps on the Windows Store, so that fee will come out of the first app.

Read further and detailed Terms and conditions here.

This is the link to Sign Up for the Program.

Interesting in writing a Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 app? Download Visual Studio 2012 and tools here – Windows 8 Tools

Happy Coding,

Regards

Uday.