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Windows 10 now has 500 million monthly active users

Windows 10 now has 500 million monthly active users, and the enterprise and education deployments of Windows 10 increased 33% for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 (Q4 FY17), Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said during the company's earnings call. During the quarter, Microsoft had also launched Windows 10 S, specifically targeted as educational institutions. Nadella said that "our goal for Windows 10 S is to develop a vibrant ecosystem with partners like Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba to introduce a new class of modern devices that enable affordable, powerful new scenarios from Windows ink to 3D." On Azure Revenues from Microsoft's cloud business Azure grew 97% year-on-year (YoY) for the quarter. Nadella said that "and we keep investing in cloud computing to create broader economic benefit and opportunity, as we’ve done with our South Africa datacenter expansion, bringing Azure to 40 regions globally." Microsoft's server products and cloud services (part of the Intelligent Cloud segment) revenue grew $764 million or 15%, driven by Azure revenue growth. Azure had registered a 93% increase in service revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2017. In June, Microsoft and Box Inc. partnered to offer Box cloud content management with Azure to enterprise customers, which is expected to available later this year. In this regard, Nadella said, "Box announced that it will bring its content and collaboration services to Azure and plans to use our AI to simplify discovery and use of all types of content across the enterprise. And Baidu will use Azure to take its autonomous…

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