Looks like its been a hectic week for Microsoft, announcing the latest figures for its various services. Earlier today, Microsoft revealed that it has sold more than 100 million licenses of Windows 8 since the launch. Microsoft’s Tami Reller revealed the numbers during a Q&A session. These numbers include licenses that are packaged with a new tablet or PC, as well as upgrades to Windows 8. The numbers might be a bit of good news for Microsoft which has received mixed reviews for its new operating system that it launched last year which saw a big refresh of the user interface.
Its official, Windows Blue is Coming
Reller also confirmed the long rumored Windows 8 update, codenamed Windows Blue was in the works and would be launched later this year. “Windows Blue is a codename for an update that will be available later this year, building on the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of tablets and PCs. It will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem,” she added.
Reller also said that the Windows Store had crossed 250 million app downloads.
SkyDrive crosses 250 million users
Earlier Microsoft had announced on its blog, that there are now over 250 million people using SkyDrive, its file hosting service. It said that in March 2013, it crossed 1 billion office documents being uploaded to the service.
Outlook.com has 400 million active accounts
Lastly, it also announced that there are now 400 million active Outlook.com accounts, including 125 million that are accessing email, calendar and contacts on a mobile device using Exchange ActiveSync. All Hotmail users had also been switched over to the new Outlook.
Last month, Microsoft had said there are over 700 million with active Microsoft accounts.