Microsoft has updated its ‘Microsoft by Numbers’ site, revealing some interesting facts and figures about its hardware and services. According to the revamped website that seems to be a good source to get Windows Phone and Windows app numbers, reveals a whopping 669,000 apps in the unified Windows Store.
Other interesting statistics revealed include that Microsoft’s Office suite of apps has been ‘downloaded more than 100 million times on iPhones, iPads, and Android.” It further adds that more than 1.2 billion people use Microsoft Office, which is “one in seven people on the planet.”
While as far as its latest Windows 10 goes, the website reveals that more than 75 million devices in 192 countries across the world are now running the latest OS, which according to the company nearly includes every country across the globe. The Windows maker further adds that their goal “is to reach 1 billion Windows 10 devices by 2018.”
Other notable numbers mentioned on the website reveal that 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies are now on Microsoft Cloud, with the company is aiming at a “$20 billion annual cloud revenue by 2018.” Meanwhile, the company says that 40 percent of Azure revenue “comes from startups and independent software vendors, and its Xbox Live has more than 48 million members in 42 countries across the globe.
While other stats mentioned include Skype users making up to 3 billion minutes of calls every day, 400 million active Outlook users and also reveals Rudy Huyn as the one of most prolific developers on the Windows platform whose apps have been downloaded more than “16 million times”.
The software giant is all set to unveil a slew of new Windows 10 hardware at its upcoming event scheduled for October 6 in New York. We can expect the new Windows flagship smartphones – the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, details and images of which have recently appeared online which seem rather genuine. The company is also expected to announce a budget Lumia handset at the event, tipped to be the Lumia 550. Along with the above, we might also the unveiling of Microsoft’s next-gen Surface hybrid tipped to feature Intel’s latest Skylake processors along with a revamped design.