With just over a year before Microsoft Windows 7 no longer supports for free, the company has reached an interesting milestone. More than half of all Windows devices in the enterprise are now running Windows 10, say officials.
Microsoft employees released this number at the company's most recent Ignite IT conference. During Microsoft's first quarter earnings on October 24, CEO Satya Nadella clearly stated and told analysts and press that "more than half of the commercial devices are installed on Windows 10."
When I asked for Ignite for clarification, a spokesman told me that "based on data from Microsoft, there are now more devices in the company running Windows 10 than any other previous version of Windows."
What does Microsoft's much-cited statistics look like, that there are 200 million commercial Windows 10 devices? It's not really, since this 200 million number includes even small / medium-sized customers, I was told
Is it comforting or worrying that just under 50 percent of Windows devices are in business? on an earlier version of Windows at this point?
This may not be as worrying as it might appear if licensees have the ability to receive security patches for Windows 7 after the January 14, 2020 support cut-off date – either through Software Assurance Agreements and / 19659005 Microsoft has introduced Windows 7 in July 2009. A number of enterprise customers have not deployed Windows 7 in its lifecycle and, in some cases, months ahead of Windows. In contrast, Microsoft managers are eager to accelerate Microsoft's transition from Windows to a cloud provider. Windows is still an important part of Microsoft's entire business. Microsoft does not break out how much of its category "More Personal Computing" comes from Windows. It also includes gaming, surface and advertising in this segment, which contributed $ 10.7 billion to the quarter. "Productivity and Business Processes" brought $ 9.8 billion and "Intelligent Cloud" $ 8.6 billion.
Recently, a senior business executive said Microsoft's cloud business contributed slightly less than a quarter of its total annual revenue would surprise many, given how many Microsoft officials talk about the cloud and how little they talk about Windows today express.
As usual, Microsoft has launched its various "commercial clouds" – Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365 – and LinkedIn commercial services – as part of its latest revenue. In Q1GJ19, Microsoft generated $ 8.5 billion in commercial cloud services.
An interesting statistic issued by Microsoft executives: This fiscal year, Dynamics ERP / CRM has 2.5 percent of sales of $ 2.5 billion coming from Dynamics 365 – and the rest is running on versions of Dynamics I would accept
Office 365 Commercial subscribers reached the 155 million mark this quarter; Subscribers to Office 365 Consumer now stand at 32.5 million. Gaming revenue grew 44 percent in the quarter, with officials posting strong sales of GamePass, Xbox Live and hardware before the upcoming Christmas quarter. Server products also continued to grow strongly in the quarter.