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In November 2017, Microsoft announced that 600 million devices are running Windows 10. But today, on the first day of Microsoft’s annual developer conference, Build 2018, the company officially revealed that over 700 million devices are running Windows 10.

This is significant growth for Windows 10. 100 million PCs over six months means approximately 16.7 million new PCs every month. Last year, between October 2016 and May 2016, an average of 14 million new active Windows 10 PCs were added each month.

To unlock this achievement, Microsoft is working very hard and actively to bring more advanced, productive, futuristic features to Windows 10. Various cross-platform compatibility features, such as Your Phone experience, the recently announced Timeline feature for Android and iOS devices, Microsoft Edge, and Cortana, deliver a flow-less experience to users.

Apart from the core platform, Microsoft is also working very closely with various third-party developers. In an update to its developer agreements, Microsoft announced that they are increasing the share of app revenue from 70% to 95%.

However, this deal doesn’t include the Games category. The Games category is excluded from this deal. For Games, the share will be 85%-15% for purchases performed via affiliate and promotional links.

This new deal and a new developer agreement will be available later this year. In the upcoming months, we’ll hear more information about this deal.

Windows 10 failed to meet the expected 1 billion PCs milestone

Back in 2015, some reports pointed out that Windows 10 would see over 1 billion PCs by the end of mid-2018. But Microsoft has come a very long way.

Maybe by the end of this year or by early 2019, Windows 10 will hit the 1 billion milestone because so many health sectors, industries, government, and private organizations are about to migrate their systems to Windows 10.

Microsoft’s continued investment in Mobile Technology and CEO Satya Nadella’s ultimate mobile device vision will undoubtedly bring significant growth to the operating system. In addition, Microsoft is about to undergo a substantial reorganization.

Microsoft will focus on only two main categories: “Experiences & Devices” and “Cloud + AI.” This has also resulted in a massive leadership change in various divisions in the company. We’ll soon see how this reorganization and change in leadership decisions shape the future of Windows 10.

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Ivory Soda

'Ello there! I am Libertarian, otaku. Love to play with WordPress, In love with Windows 10, Lumia (Yes! Still Lumia) and nap. Writing about Microsoft & Technological on various website. And writing on random topic is my knack. Ooh, Ouch! Almost forgot, I don't have to post it to prove it. :)