Late yesterday, Microsoft announced its earnings and while most of the news was good, it was not perfect. With Microsoft forecasting a slowing in growth for the next calendar year due to forex complexities and as they transition into new business models, the market reacted negatively to the news. But, revenue was up for Microsoft and Surface is now a billion dollar business.
During the earnings call, Microsoft said that there are now more than 2 million users testing out the next version of Windows, Windows 10. This represents strong growth of interested users in the platform following the Windows 10 keynote, as it was said on that day that there were 1.7 million users in the Insider program at that time.
This means that the Insider group added over 300,000 users in about six days following the keynote.
The latest version of Windows 10 contains a plethora of features targeted at the consumer. Features like Cortana, Continuum and running modern apps on the desktop were all heavily requested after the launch of Windows 8, and they finally arrive with this iteration of Windows.
Now that Microsofts new direction is quite clear, are you happy with the direction Windows 10 is taking or do you think Microsoft should have gone down a different path?