Microsoft reveals new Windows 10 business adoption figures

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Microsoft recently revealed that
Windows 10 is running on more than 700 million devices across
the world and last week the company at Build 2018 developer
conference also announced the new Windows 10
business adoption figures. Microsoft says that no less
than 200 million businesses are using the company’s latest
Windows 10 operating system.

Microsoft says that Windows 10 adoption in this particular
segment is going really well these days. Belfiore also added
that deployment of Windows 10 is “really ramping up” in
the enterprise. The adoption of Windows 10 is improving, and
the company goes on to add that no less than 200
million is part of the business world.

“Right now, there are over 200 million people in corporate
accounts using Windows 10,” Belfiore said. “We’ve seen that
[Windows 10] adoption rate increase now at 79% year-over-year
growth,” he added.

“The 200 million resonates with me, based on what I’m hearing
from clients,” said Stephen Kleynhans of Gartner Research.

It looks like Windows 10 is growing in all markets, and the
growth is not just limited to the consumer segment. A report
recently confirmed that more and more schools are adopting
Windows 10 over other platforms.

Windows 10 is projected to grow at a much faster pace in the
enterprise market this year because Microsoft will end
support for Windows 7 in 2020. The large organizations are
expected to start the migration in the coming months to
complete it on time.

Needless to say, the 200 million figure is a very important
achievement for Microsoft as the businesses need to pay for
every single license of Windows 10.

As noted above, the numbers are expected to improve as the
majority of businesses and organizations are already finalizing
their software and preparing the transition to Windows 10.

The current pace of Windows 10 makes it easy for Microsoft to
reduce the number of devices running Windows 7. The majority of
the systems will be upgraded to the latest OS by next year, and
the Redmond-based tech giant is also working with large
organizations to upgrade their PCs. The publicly funded
organizations such as
NHS has already initiated the Windows 10 migration process.

These are indeed good figures, given the fact that Windows 10
has been around for almost three years. Microsoft is
apparently pleased with the current Windows 10 adoption
speed, and the latest feature update could also improve the
adoption rate.



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