Microsoft could launch Windows 10 in June, says report

A recent Neowin report says that Microsoft is set to complete development and launch its upcoming Windows 10 operating system in June this year.

Microsoft is set on releasing Windows 10 this year. In January the tech giant released a preview update and this month it is expected to debut the mobile build of its all new Windows 10.

It makes financial sense for Microsoft to launch Windows 10 in June instead of August – as it has before – simply because by releasing the new OS to manufacturers in June, it will already be running on new computers in time for the back-to-school sales season.

Microsoft is not going to concede the back-to-school market to Apple. A June launch would also ensure that it’s polished up and flawless for the holiday season.


Screenshot of a Windows 10 build as revealed at Microsoft’s 2015 January press conference.

Brad Sams, at Neowin, said:

“Why is the company targeting June instead of its traditional August release? Well, the month of August did not make a lot of sense if you were trying to sell licenses and devices for the back to school market. Previously, when an OS hit RTM in August, hardware from OEMs would not be ready until October which is good for the holidays but misses the back to school shoppers.”


He added:

“So, Microsoft is doing the logical thing here and will push for Windows 10 to RTM in June so that it can have devices ready for the school shoppers, like the next generation Surface.”

According to WinBeta, we will hear more about Windows 10 and possibly an official targeted release date at Microsoft’s upcoming BUILD developer conference.