Windows 10 Reaches 200 Million Active Devices; Brings Surface Book to 10 More Markets



Microsoft looks to be off to a fantastic start in 2016, as they have officially surpassed 200 million active Windows 10 devices.

Interestingly enough, 40% of device activations have come after Black Friday, which suggests an accelerated trend towards adoption of the OS. Windows 10 is looking to be the fastest adopted OS update in history, outselling Windows 7 by 140%, and Windows 8 by 400%. This is great for Microsoft, as traditionally difficult to reach sectors seem to be increasing dramatically in usage. Microsoft is reporting that 76% of Windows Enterprise customers are now using Windows 10, which directly combats the stigma that enterprise will never shift away from the Windows XP era.

To go along with this news, Microsoft is also reporting that they are bringing Surface Book to 10 new markets, including Austria, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, and China. This is great news, as it means much greater access to the technology, which should allow for more device innovation, as well as better feedback on whatever Microsoft decides to do for the second generation of the device. More access also means more and better Windows apps, which is great for everyone involved.

All in all 2016 looks extremely bright for Microsoft.

What innovations are you hoping to see in 2016?

via: Windows Blog