Microsoft’s chief executive yesterday touted a new number for Windows 10, saying the operating system now powers 500 million devices — half way toward a goal the company once gave itself but since discarded.
During a keynote address that opened Microsoft’s Build developers conference in Seattle Wednesday, CEO Satya Nadella updated the Windows 10 installed base as he pitched the OS to programmers.
“Think about the 500 million Windows 10 devices that you can now reach through the Windows Store,” Nadella said. “That reach is what’s going to drive our ecosystem going forward. It’s going to give each one of you more of an audience, more users, more engagement in a secure way.”