Microsoft's Windows 10 fan experience events on July 29 will be invite-only

Microsoft will be holding special Windows 10 fan experience events in 13 cities around the world for the launch of the OS on July 29. The company has sent Windows Central more information on these events, including word that they will be invite-only.

Earlier this week, Microsoft stated:

"We will celebrate the unprecedented role our biggest fans – more than 5 million Windows Insiders – played in the development of Windows 10 at special events in 13 cities around the world, including Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, São Paulo, and New York City. These celebrations will offer hands-on opportunities, experiential demos, entertainment and opportunities to meet the Windows team."

We contacted Microsoft to ask them if they could provide more details on these events and received this response from a company spokesperson:

"From the beginning, Windows 10 has been different – built alongside our fans, delivered as a service and offered as a free upgrade. Our approach to launch is also different and in support of a more aspirational goal, inspired by Windows 10. You won't see fancy launch spectacles from Windows – our broader aspiration is to celebrate and empower those who upgrade the world every day. Our events are designed to celebrate our fans. They will offer hands-on opportunities, experiential demo's, entertainment and opportunities to meet the Windows team. These events will be invite-only, designed for our fans in each market."

Microsoft didn't offer any information on how many "fans" will be invited to each event. We can assume that if you are a member of the Windows Insider program, and live at or near one of these 13 cities, you might eligible for for an invite, so be sure to check your email boxes over the next couple of weeks.

  • already got an invitations from MICROSOFT INDIA , SOME OTHER OFFICIALS of lumia , windows team    so excited - 29 / april / 2015 ( new delhi ) - 4 pm    proud to be part of microsoft family
  • April?
  • I didn't get that but hope they will invite me (insider)..
  • stop using delareon to travel back in time, you might ruin 29th of july event.
  • This is your chance to demand all their stuff to be available in India! Haha
  • brother, plz give me just one pass.. i really want to come in microsoft windows evevt in delhi. plz help.
  • Hahaha, I'm one lucky bustard who'll be there. :)
  • This is exciting!!
  • A friend got his invite yesterday or so :)
  • Hope to get invitation in Dubai.
  • Me too!
  • Time to crash the party.
  • Hellz yeah
  • No Jakarta
  • senasib, sayang banget Jakarta nggak dapet bagiannya x_x
  • Omg I wanna go too!!!!
  • Sigh* LA is not on the list. Oh well, good luck.
  • No Buenos Aires *sigh*
  • That image has so much radial blur. So much.
  • São Paulo
  • Got my invite today via Microsoft Scoop email, two tickets to London :)
  • Got my invite from a partner here in Atlanta.  This should be a fun event.  Looking forward to it.
  • Wish San Francisco was one...
  • Yea. I bet MS took one look around the Starbucks shops and figured SF is an Apple town.
  • London for me. Got invite a few days back. Looking forward to it :)
  • Has anyone gotten them for NYC yet? I'm hoping I get a ticket to go there, it would be pretty amazing. I wish they were clearer in respect to what makes you eligible for a ticket.
  • yeah just got mine. but i cant rsvp, email keeps bouncing. and i have no one to contact.
  • Well that's odd but I hope your issue gets resolved. I can only hope I can get one.
  • Ah, no word for Jakarta, so sad... but, hey, glad to see that Windows is now RTMed!
  • I got an invite to NYC but ironically I have to work that day at the Microsoft Store in Destiny USA. I'm sure we'll be having some fun in the store though.
  • I got an invite.. To the Japan Event. I live in South Africa :( the email was in Japanese... I'm wondering if they meant to invite me to the Johannesburg event... Now I don't know what to do