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Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, at Microsoft Ignite today in Atlanta. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

Microsoft’s Windows 10 has reached 400 million active devices 14 months after its release, the company said this morning as part of its Ignite technology conference in Atlanta.

That’s up from 350 million active devices as of July, prior to the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which was expected to spur new interest in the Microsoft operating system. In additional to traditional PCs and tablets, Windows 10 devices also include the Xbox One console.


At the event this week, Microsoft is making the pitch to businesses to upgrade to Windows 10, including new security features. The company showed a new tool called Upgrade Analytics (above) that’s designed to help businesses to upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, analyzing application compatibility and other potential issues involved in moving to Windows 10.

Microsoft defines active devices as those than have been active in the past 28 days, according to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet.

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