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Microsoft Windows10 installed on 350M devices, its fastest adoption rate

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is now present in over 350 million devices worldwide (mobile, PC, etc), since launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, the company said during its Q4FY16  financial results. While its CEO Satya Nadella added that Windows 10 apparently witnessed the fastest adoption rate among any prior Windows release. A large portion of Microsoft’s enterprise customers—over 96% of them— have been piloting Windows 10 since its launch. The company also hinted more upcoming Windows based devices launches that will have “new hardware designs from its partners.” Microsoft also plans to grow its monetization opportunities across both enterprise and general consumer spaces. “In the enterprise, customers will continue to value our unparalleled management, security and servicing capabilities. And for consumers, Windows 10 creates monetization opportunities with Store, search and gaming,” added Nadella during a conference call with analysts. Some highlights from the con call: On search business and Cortona: More than 40% of the company’s search business (Bing) revenue in June came from Windows 10 devices, as Bing comes pre-installed in Windows. According to Nadella, Bing PC query share in the United States stood at 22% this quarter. In addition, the Cortana search box (on both PC and mobile) registered over 100 million monthly active users, with 8 billion questions asked till date. On Microsoft Office: Microsoft Office 365, a subscription based Office software kit added nearly 10 million subscribers in FY16. In total, there are more than 23 million non-enterprise Office 365 subscribers till date. However the…

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