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Microsoft steps closer to its goal for Windows 10 OS


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Windows 10 operating system (OS) is now running on more than 800 million active devices worldwide.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Microsoft made this known on Thursday, in what is one step closer to Microsoft’s goal of reaching 1 billion Windows 10 users for the OS.

“Thank you to all our customers and partners for helping us achieve 800 million Windows 10 devices and the highest customer satisfaction in the history of Windows,” Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Modern Life and Devices Group tweeted.

Microsoft released Windows 10 in July 2015 with the expectation of hitting a billion users globally in three years, but missed the target last year.

The company announced in September 2018 that over 700 million devices were running Windows 10, indicating it had won 100 million new users in less than six months.

It took Microsoft almost three years and eight months to hit the feat of 800 million for Windows 10 after the release in 2015.

Meanwhile, Microsoft had revealed that all is set to host its annual three-day Build developer conference at the Washington State Convention Centre in Seattle from May 6 to 8.

The Build conference is Microsoft’s main annual developer event where the company unveils its latest Windows versions alongside additions to other software and service tools like Office and Azure.

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The company is currently finalising its latest Windows 10 update, code-named “19H1” which is expected to reach the existing machines ahead of event leaving room for Microsoft to highlight new features in its upcoming Windows 10 release scheduled for later this year.


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