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.