Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system now has 400 million monthly active users worldwide (mobile, PC, etc), since launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, the company said during its Q1FY17 financial results. CEO Satya Nadella added that increased adoption is driving developers, search and Cortana engagement as well. The company also mentioned its various new initiatives with Windows 10, “this quarter we announced that we are open source Windows power shall, our industry-leading infrastructure management tool and made it available on Linux.” It also released the Windows 10 anniversary update with “advanced security features including Windows defender, threat protection, our cloud enabled service that helps enterprise detect, investigate and respond to advance networking tax,” said CEO Nadella on the concall. Some highlights from the concall: On search business and Cortona: Cortana has become more popular with its adoption on desktop devices with Windows 10. According to Nadella, “more than 1000 application of been developed using the Cortana API and Windows 10 Cortana search box now has 141 million monthly active users with almost 13,000,000,000 questions asked to date.” The company did not provide any specific information on Bing. On Microsoft Office: Office Commercial revenue increased $264 million or 5%, driven by higher revenue from Office 365 commercial, mainly due to growth in subscribers. Office Consumer revenue also increased by $58 million or 8%. Nadella said that the monthly active users for Office 365 commercial are now over 85 million, a 40% growth year-on-year. The service is also doing well on…
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