Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is providing its second Windows 10 statistics update this year. Windows 10 has now adopted 600 million monthly active users, running the company’s latest operating system Windows 10. The number of users includes PCs most of these, a few million Laptops, a few million Windows 10 Mobile phones, a few million Xbox One Consoles, HoloLens headsets, and even Surface Hub devices. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella published figures during the Microsoft annual shareholders meeting on November 29, 2017 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington.
The Company’s had basically planned to get Windows 10 running on 1 billion devices within about three years of the OS’s launch. In July last year, the company recognized that it will take longer to hit the 1 billion target. The company’s main plan was 50 million or more phone sales a year, which the beat a retreat from the 1.53 billion (estimated) mobile phone market has made impossible. But at the current rate of increasing active user it should still now be on track for somewhere in excess of 700 million active users at the self-imposed deadline. 6 Easy and Effective Ways to BackUp your PC.
It’s not the first time Microsoft published the active user numbers of Windows 10. The company always tries to encourage developers to build apps for the Microsoft Store. The company wants developers to either produce software’s using the new Universal Windows Platforms APIs, to package their existing software’s using the older Windows32 APIs using the Desktop Bridge. In both situations, Microsoft wants developers to distribute, sell and update those software’s through the Store.
Using figures from AdDuplex, Windows version 1709 on over 20% of Windows 10 now. Windows version 1709 up from 5% a month ago.
AdDuplex’s numbers also give some clear-sightedness into the make-up of the worldwide market for Microsoft’s Surface banded computers.