3 Years Since Its Release More Than 50% Businesses Have Now Made the Jump to Windows 10

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Microsoft may have missed its goal of one billion Windows 10 devices in two years, but the company is certainly hitting some milestones now that the end of service for Windows 7 is nearing. Frank Shaw, lead communications for Microsoft, said that the company's latest desktop operating system is now being used by more than half of its commercial device install base.

Half of enterprise Windows machines have upgraded to Windows 10

"Windows 10 continues to gain traction in the enterprise as the most secure and productive OS," Shaw tweeted. "More than half of our commercial device install base is now on Windows 10." Sales of Windows 10 Pro were also up 8% in the recent quarter, showing consistent growth in the segment despite consumers buying fewer PCs, folks at MSPU reported.

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The latest numbers are a confirmation that the businesses are adopting the latest versions of the OS more quickly than what we used to see with Windows 7 and Windows XP. Looking at the number of security concerns especially after the revelation of NSA backdoors and widespread ransomware attacks, it is clear that businesses are being quick to adopt the latest updates.

With the Windows 7 end-of-support deadline drawing nearer (January 2020), it is expected that even those organizations who were avoiding this switch will be forced to adopt Windows 10.

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