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Windows 10 OS Now Running on More Than 800 mn Devices, Says Microsoft

The company announced in September 2018 that over 700 million devices were running Windows 10, indicating it had won 100 million new users in less than six months

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Microsoft on Thursday said that its Windows 10 operating system (OS) is now running on more than 800 million active devices worldwide, one step closer to its goal of 1 billion Windows 10 users.

“Thank you to all our customers and partners for helping us achieve 800 million Windows 10 devices and the highest customer satisfaction in the history of Windows,” Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Modern Life and Devices Group tweeted.

It took almost three years and eight months for Windows 10 to reach the goal of 800 million after it was released in July 2015, Xinhua news agency reported.

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

Microsoft had originally expected to attain the goal of having Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices globally in three years after its release, but it missed the target last year.

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The company announced in September 2018 that over 700 million devices were running Windows 10, indicating it had won 100 million new users in less than six months. (IANS)

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Microsoft to Increase Skype Group Members to 50

These features have been made available for beta testers on all platforms and are likely roll out more broadly later.

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Microsoft is planning to increase the maximum number of people who could be part of a Skype group. Pixabay

Software giant Microsoft is planning to increase the maximum number of people who could be part of a Skype group call from 25 to 50 members.

With this update, Skype is also enabling the audio and video buttons in larger groups to let users easily mute their microphones or turn their webcams on or off as per their convenience, Engadget reported on Friday.

Keeping the call ringing feature completely optional, Skype Version 8.41.76.55 would notify users of an incoming call by just sending a notification on the group.

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Skype is also enabling the audio and video buttons in larger groups to let users easily mute their microphones or turn their webcams on or off as per their convenience. Wikimedia

“When you start a call in groups, it will send a notification instead of ringing all the members, to not interrupt those who can’t join,” the company wrote in a blog-post.

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These features have been made available for beta testers on all platforms and are likely roll out more broadly later. (IANS)