In its first 24 hours of availability, Windows 10 made its way to an impressive 14 million devices, and that number climbed to 75 million four weeks later. It's not clear exactly how many devices are now running the OS, though, as Microsoft's last official figure of 110 million was announced over two months ago.
Whatever the current total is, it seems likely to climb significantly in the weeks ahead, as Microsoft renews its push to get Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to its latest OS - but it seems the company may just be getting a bit too pushy with its approach.
Company officials announced the plans, which had been rumored for the past few weeks, at the JSConf on December 5.
Windows Server 2016, not likely to arrive until the second half of next year, is going to shake up the way Microsoft licenses its server operating system, moving away from per socket licensing to per core. The change was first spotted by Wes Miller who is, for his sins, an expert on Microsoft licensing policies.
Microsoft said Thursday it aided law enforcement agencies in several regions to disrupt a four-year-old botnet called Dorkbot, which has infected one million computers worldwide.
The Dorkbot malware aims to steal login credentials from services such as Gmail, Facebook, PayPal, Steam, eBay, Twitter and Netflix.
Microsoft’s first purpose-built Windows 10 flagship devices are beginning to arrive in markets worldwide, and despite being the first high-end Windows Phones to come from the firm in recent years, they may not be the 'ultimate' devices we've been waiting for. While the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are remnants of its Nokia acquisition, Microsoft has supposedly been working on delivering its first mobile device to originate from Redmond.