Windows 10 update
Microsoft has achieved another milestone in its journey to reach 1 billion Windows 10 users by 2018. The company has reached the 350 million devices running on Windows 10 milestone. Microsoft will be releasing a special anniversary Windows 10 update on 2nd August.
A Microsoft Milestone
Microsoft’s target was to reach 333 million users at the end of each year. Not only has this target been achieved by the company, the figure is well above the target. Microsoft will be celebrating the first year of the OS next month with 350 million users already running their devices using Windows 10. 50 million more users have started using the OS since the previous user statistics update on May 5.
Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s corporate VP for the Windows and Devices Group said, “We’d like to say a special thank you to each of you who have upgraded to Windows 10.”
Microsoft will be releasing a special anniversary update for Windows 10 on the 2nd of August. This update will include connectivity for Xbox, better gaming experience, innovative tools for classrooms and more robust security features.
As a part of the upgrade digital assistant, Cortana will be enhanced. Microsoft Edge browser will also be made “more accessible and more power-efficient”. Microsoft has also introduced a new feature called Microsoft Ink as a part of the update. This feature will allow users to scribble on documents using a special pen.
Talking about the fast adoption of Windows 10 Terry Myerson, Microsoft EVP said, “This is the fastest adoption of any Windows in history, and we’re really excited about that.” He further added that 96 percent of Microsoft Enterprise customers are now using Windows 10. However, adoption rate may slow down once the free Windows 10 upgrade expires on July 29th. Free Windows 10 upgrade is believed to be the reason for the fastest adoption in the history of the OS.
According to Market research group Gartner, Windows 10, is on track to becoming the most installed Windows OS ever.
Steve Kleynhans, Gartner’s research vice president said that the half of the enterprises will deploy the OS by January 2017. He also added, “For enterprises, we expect that implementation will be significantly more rapid than that seen with Windows 7.”