That’s a resounding success, if ever there was one! Some three years since launch, more than 50% of businesses have made the move to Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft’s OS.
This, despite the fact that many are still clinging to Windows 7.
Which still is the most popular desktop operating system in the world.
And while Redmond may have spectacularly missed its ambitious goal of 1 billion Windows 10 devices in two years, the company is definitely hitting some major milestones along the way — it was a month or so back that we officially got confirmation that the OS had crossed the landmark of 700 million users.
Anyway, this latest confirmation comes courtesy of Frank Shaw, lead communications for Microsoft, who just confirmed that Windows 10 is now being used by more than half of its commercial devices install base.
“Windows 10 continues to gain traction in the enterprise as the most secure and productive OS. More than half of our commercial device install base is now on Windows 10.”
Of course, as we also learned during the latest quarterly earnings call, sales of Windows 10 Pro were also up 8% in the recent quarter — essentially showing significant growth in the segment, all the while when consumers are now buying fewer PCs.
These latest numbers are a confirmation that businesses are adopting the latest version of the OS much quicker than we saw with Windows 7 and Windows XP.
And with the January 2020 end of support deadline for Windows 7 drawing near, there is every chance that this drive will pick up pace.