The last we heard from Microsoft regarding the Windows 10 userbase was when the operating system had 500 million users. It has been almost one full year since it revealed that number and Microsoft has announced at its Build 2018 developers’ conference today that Windows 10 now powers nearly 700 million devices across the globe. The company also revealed during today’s event that Office 365 now touts more than 135 million active commercial users.
Microsoft launched Windows 10 back in 2015 and its initial goal was to have the operating system running on one billion devices by 2018. The company soon realized that this was a very ambitious target and sort of abandoned the goal to hit the billion mark by 2018.
Today’s announcement reveals that Windows 10 has gained some 200 million users over the past year so while it has been growing at a decent speed, it goes without saying that we won’t be seeing it hit one billion users across the globe any time soon.
The company has been seeing good interest in its Office 365 subscription plan. It had 120 million active commercial users in October last year and the company announced today that the figure now stands at 135 million.
It hasn’t revealed the figure for Microsoft 365 as yet which is a new subscription service that bundles access to Windows 10, Office 365, and a suite of security and mobile device management tools for enterprise customers.