The Redmond, Wash.-based company announced Tuesday that it will offer a free trial to users who upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.0 or Windows 8 Pro.
The company’s plan is to roll out the offer to all users on April 24, the same day as the end of the month, according to a blog post by vice president for Windows, Joe Belfiore.
The offer is available on Windows RT, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8.3, Windows Embedded Server 2016, and Windows Server 2016 R2.
Microsoft’s offer is part of a broader effort by the company to roll-out a wide range of updates to Windows.
Belfiorre said the company is also making the offer available to developers who have previously signed up for Microsoft Insider Program and are working on their first Windows 10 devices.
“With our Insider program, developers can create and test apps that run on Windows, and the Windows Insider Program offers developers access to Windows Insider Preview builds for free,” he said in the blog post.
“We’ve also recently made it easier for you to build and run Windows apps using the new Windows Runtime Platform.
We’ve also introduced the ability to run Windows 10 apps in the Azure Marketplace.
In the coming months, we will roll out a range of new and improved Windows and Windows Phone features that will help developers build more compelling Windows experiences and deliver great Windows 10 experiences for our customers.”
The offer comes amid the continuing controversy over the release of a controversial video in which a man claimed to have hacked into an internal server at Microsoft.
The man claimed he was able to access the server’s network and downloaded a video recording of a Skype call between Microsoft employees and an executive from another company.
Microsoft said Tuesday that the company’s investigation is ongoing.