During Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Texas today, Microsoft’s Windows boss Tami Reller spoke about Windows 8. Reller revealed that there were more than 20 million enterprise evaluations and that Windows 8 has logged 60 billion hours of use.
“Tami reiterated the momentum we’re seeing today with Windows 8, including our earlier announcement about 100 million licenses sold. Tami also mentioned that we now have more than 20 million enterprise evaluations and that Windows 8 has logged 60 billion hours of use. Additionally, she mentioned that new customer activation continues at a consistent pace,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Along with revealing that Windows 8.1 RTM would be available for OEM partners in late August, Reller also revealed that there were 100 million Windows 8 licenses sold. Microsoft revealed the same statistic back in May when Windows 8 hit the 6 month mark and its a bit odd that Microsoft reiterated the 100 million mark again, rather than giving us an updated statistic.
According to data from NetApplications, Windows 8 currently holds a 5.10% market share, overtaking Windows Vista for the first time. Windows 8 is picking up steam and is currently the third popular Windows operating system, behind Windows 7 and Windows XP.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 8