Menu
Microsoft logs 75 billion OS hours as Windows 10 installs pass 270 million mark

Microsoft logs 75 billion OS hours as Windows 10 installs pass 270 million mark

Windows 10 adoption is racing along at breakneck speed...

Terry Myerson - Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft

Terry Myerson - Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft

Windows 10 adoption is racing along at breakneck speed, with over 270 million computers now actively running Microsoft’s new operating system.

Announced during the opening of Redmond’s Build developer conference in San Francisco, Microsoft says users have logged more than 75 billion hours of Windows 10 time so far, with adoption comfortably outstripping that of previous operating systems.

In a thinly veiled attack on industry rival Apple - who today launched its 9.7-inch iPad Pro device in New Zealand - Microsoft declared its support for users across all ends of the upgrade cycle, with over 600 million active PCs over five years old.

With Philip Schiller, Senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Apple, branding the number “sad” during Apple’s devices launch last week, Windows 10 chief Terry Myerson told users; "We welcome everyone to Windows 10, whether you have a new PC, a five-year-old PC, or a brand new Mac.”

Echoing Myerson’s comments on market adoption, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says “Windows 10 is off to an amazing start” as the company targets its much-publicised goal of having Windows 10 on a billion devices by 2018.

“It’s the fastest growing version of Windows with both consumers and enterprises,” he added.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags mobileMicrosoftApplelaptopWindowsPCTabletWindows 10

Brand Post

What to expect from your IT Distributor

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been around since before the dot com rollercoaster, choosing the right distribution partner can be a pivotal factor in your success. This definitive guide outlines the traits that every IT partner needs to look for in their IT Distributor.

Featured

Slideshows

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards

Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards

Reseller News honoured the standout players of the New Zealand channel in front of more than 500 technology leaders in Auckland on 21 October, recognising the achievements of top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards
Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments