Today Microsoft’s Terry Myerson took to the company’s blog to announce several important announcements that the audience at Microsoft’s WinHEC conference got to hear and see first hand.


Strategic partnerships with leading hardware and software vendors like Lenovo, Xiaomi, Qihu 360 and Tencent paint the picture that Microsoft has its game face on. Partnered with today’s announcements detailing Windows Hello and Passport it is clear that Windows 10 and even Windows 10 for phones has far more widespread support at launch than Windows 8. Lenovo has committed to producing Windows phones in time for Windows 10 release later this year. What is also surprising and very welcome is the mentioning of Xiaomi allowing select Mi 4 power users help shape the coming Windows 10. Having strong local brands such as Lenovo and Xiaomi in your corner certainly bodes well for Microsoft and Windows phones.

Not to be left out of the loop Tencent and Qihu 360 are poised to help the adoption of Windows 10 delivering exposure to over half a billion users between the two companies. Something tells me that developers and users will want to get on board sooner than later. Is it the end of summer yet? Makes the possibilities we’ll get with a potential Windows 10 flagship phone and Surface Pro 4 run loops in my head. I’m stoked!

Share your thoughts on if the recent announcements around Windows Hello, Passport and WinHEC partnership announcements have you feeling better about the coming Windows 10 launch.


  1. Man, I really want to believe…really. Looking at the W10 preview on my 830 and desktop, I’m sorry. They have actually released nothing that make me get W10. With this news, I feel the the product is pretty much done. I can’t see feedback making that much of a difference in 2 1/2 months.

    • I meant to say have not actually released anything. Smh. I guess now that they had this announcement, that “one” bug that was holding up the preview build will magically be fixed tomorrow, lol.

      • Yeah I’ve made the choice to believe one more time. This launch will be my test on if Microsoft gets it or if I’ll expand my Apple hardware collection beyond my iPad Air.

        Here is to hoping for the best.

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