Windows 10 is finally running on over a billion active devices

Today, Microsoft announced that there are now over a billion active devices running Windows 10 worldwide, a major accomplishment. When the OS first launched in July 2015, the goal was to hit this target within two to three years. The firm abandoned that goal a year later when it decided to kill off Windows 10 Mobile.

As usual, this number includes all Windows 10 devices, such as Xbox One consoles, HoloLens, and of course, PCs. Microsoft says that Windows 10 is powering PCs in over 80,000 different models and configurations from over 1,000 different OEMs.

Microsoft is also boasting that there are 17.8 million Windows Insiders, although it's not clear how many of those are active in the program. And it says that there are Insiders in every country around the world. Also, 100% of Fortune 500 companies are now using Windows 10, especially considering that Windows 7 support ended earlier this year.

Microsoft says that it's going to continue to invest in Windows 10, and interestingly, it outlined all of the different versions, such as Windows IoT, Windows 10 Teams, Windows Server, Windows Mixed Reality, Windows 10 in S mode, and Windows 10X.

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