Microsoft Windows 10 reaches over 1 billion devices

Microsoft Windows 10 reaches over 1 billion devices
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19 Mar, 2020

Microsoft’s most advanced operating system, Windows 10, has crossed over a billion devices across 200 countries, the Redmond, Washington based computer software giant said in a statement.

The development comes just a couple of months after the company ended support for Windows 7. The first version of Windows 10 was released in 2015.

“In addition, one in seven people, from developers, business professionals, students and families are planning, creating, ideating, executing, and doing great things with Windows 10,” the statement said.

Windows 10 users can expect new features and security updates to be delivered faster, with the duration evolving from a version every three years, to multiple versions per year, the statement added.

“Reaching a billion people with Windows 10 is just the beginning. We will invest in Windows not only within Windows 10 for PCs but also across many other Windows editions, serving diverse customer needs including Windows IoT, Windows 10 Teams edition for Surface Hub, Windows Server, Windows Mixed Reality on HoloLens, Windows 10 in S mode, Windows 10X and more,” Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president at Modern Life, Search and Devices, Microsoft said.

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Founded in 1975, the software major had set up its India operations in 1990. Its entities in the country have over 11,000 employees engaged in sales and marketing, research, development and customer services and support, across 11 cities currently. 

Microsoft offers its global cloud services from local data centres to accelerate digital transformation across Indian startups, businesses, and government organisations.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stepped down from the board last Friday to focus on philanthropic works related to global health, education and climate change.