Windows 10 exceeded Windows 7 in terms of market share

Launched in July 2015, Windows 10 was not immediately successful, being overshadowed by previous failures with Windows 8 and 8.1. But that did not prevent Microsoft from aggressively promoting the new operating system, including giving users the possibility to free update to Windows 10 if they had a valid Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.1 license.

Almost four years later, and after successive revisions that significantly improved its functionality, Windows 10 managed to equalize Windows 7 in terms of market share, but not necessarily because it would be much better than it. Rather, Windows 7 PCs end at their end-of-life, and with their replacement, most users choose to “refresh” the operating system as well.

Rather, looking as a forced march, the transition to Windows 10 is only complete at 42...

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Microsoft is trying to attract web application developers to the Windows Store

Microsoft Store is a Microsoft bet that has not yet enjoyed the desired success. While on the gaming side, the company has begun to gain some ground by providing access to specific games on both the PC and the Xbox by buying a single copy, speaking about application the developers don’t want to invest resources in the development of dedicated software. Microsoft is now trying to populate the store with Progressive Web Apps, which are much easier to develop and can be easily ported from other platforms.

In practice, PWA applications will run like a site, and porting them from other platforms or directly from the browser will be very simple...

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Microsoft Office 2019 will only work with Windows 10

Microsoft continues the strategy of attracting Office application users to Office 365 subscription packages.
To a degree that particularily is about business customers, Microsoft has announced that the next version of Microsoft Office will work exclusively with the Windows 10 operating system. That puts the remaining companies to the Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system in the choice between upgrading workstations  of Windows 10 make subscription to Office 365.

This mesure does not affect Office for Mac users, being a product separate from Office 2019 edition for Windows, having its own launch calendar and pricing grid.
At the same time, Microsoft also makes adjustments to the length of time Office 2016 users will receive free technical support, guaranteeing full support for 5 years...

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