When Windows 10 launched last year, Microsoft set the goal to have the new operating system on one billion devices by 2018. At the moment, Windows 10 has a usage base of 350 million monthly active devices. In a statement to ZD Net, Microsoft admits the original projection is no longer realistic:
Windows 10 is off to the hottest start in history with over 350 million monthly active devices, with record customer satisfaction and engagement. We're pleased with our progress to date, but due to the focusing of our phone hardware business, it will take longer than FY18 for us to reach our goal of 1 billion monthly active devices. In the year ahead, we are excited about usage growth coming from commercial deployments and new devices - and increasing customer delight with Windows.