Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth

Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth

The new Microsoft Graph also powers a new universal, cloud-backed clipboard functionality that will launch with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and that allows you to easily access your clips on multiple devices. Capable of working with Office 365, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Teams and other services, Tact will turn "any connected device into an AI-powered virtual sales assistant", Microsoft said.

Acer Inc. plans to sell a headset and motion controller bundle for $399 this holiday season, Microsoft said.

The 500 million would have been the midway point toward the 1 billion Windows 10 devices that in 2015 Microsoft set as a July 2018 goal.

During last two fiscal years, the software giant has booked more revenue from outside the USA than from within it. While both Xamarin.Forms and the Universal Windows Platform use XAML for designing interfaces, the actual syntax is slightly different, which is what the new Standard is created to help with.

Using third-party skills they'll know if they need to leave earlier to fill up the vehicle and will be able to book time off work and set an out of office. It added that the welcome screen is designed for "kitchen PCs" (do people commonly have PCs specifically for their kitchens?), as well as newer, smaller devices with screens.




Microsoft operates in more than 190 countries, and Nadella said the ability to compete in so many places is vital to the company's "overall long-term growth".

Microsoft will also make a Story Remix app for devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android to help people share images from their children's soccer games and other events.

The Windows Store, though, has lacked some popular apps, and Microsoft is racing to include them. At the time, Microsoft quipped that developers will be able to bring their Chromium-based browsers to the operating system, hinting that Chrome and Firefox will be available to download at some point. Meaning if users want to take advantage of the OS they will have to update it to the latest version of Windows 10.

The policy notes that apps must "not jeopardize or compromise user security", naturally, but go on to state that "apps that browse the web must use the appropriate HTML and JavaScript engines provided by the Windows Platform". Indeed, it would seem that Microsoft is going down a checklist that it can add to UWP.

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