Windows 11 or Windows 10 is now on more than 1.4 billion devices

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    Microsoft released its FY22 Q2 earnings report this week. The report shares key insights about a strong quarter in which the Redmond-based tech giant brought in $51.7 billion in revenue. During the quarter, Microsoft exceeded expectations for device shipments and in its personal computing segment. Microsoft also shared figures for Windows 11, Windows 10, Microsoft Teams, and other services in a call to investors.

    More than 1.4 billion monthly active devices run either Windows 11 or Windows 10. In its FY21 Q3 earnings call, Microsoft shared that Windows 10 was on over 1.3 billion active devices. Microsoft released Windows 11 between those two earnings calls.

    In addition to the total number of devices running Windows increasing, people are using computers more than in previous years. Microsoft cited a “PC renaissance” that includes people spending more time on PCs and an increased number of PCs per household.

    Windows 11 introduced a refreshed look, several new features, and a new version of the Microsoft Store. According to Microsoft, people using Windows 11 engage with the Microsoft Store on Windows 11 almost three times as much as the store on Windows 10. Microsoft shared a new strategy and a renewed commitment for its app store when it announced Windows 11. Based on the recently shared figures, the approach appears to be working.

    Microsoft also reported strong numbers for its communication platform Teams. Over 90% of Fortune 500 companies now use Teams, including Walmart, which has over 2 million frontline workers.

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