While the cloud and Azure is now Microsoft primary source of revenue, Windows 10 is still important. Especially in enterprise, where upgrades help to keep the money coming in for the company. On the topic, the largest known Windows 10 migration to date is underway.
When Microsoft launched Windows 10, the company said it wanted the platform on one billion machines. It was a lofty goal that was almost certainly never going to be fulfilled. However, Windows 10 has grown consistently and has been successful.
That said, Microsoft has been consistently urging companies to embrace migration. However, many organizations are still locked on older Windows versions and upgrading could costs a lot of money. Microsoft says Windows 10 is necessary as it brings modern security tools.
The company was boosted when it killed support for Windows XP, an aging platform that many companies held on to.
With the new migration, Accenture has migrated 75 percent of its 400,000 employees to Windows 10. The company says it remains on course to complete the migration during next year. It marks the largest upgrade to the platform so far.
Accenture is the largest independent global IT consulting and systems integration firm. It arguably needs to be up to speed in terms of Windows than most. The company is also among Microsoft's largest historic close partners.
Microsoft's ties with Accenture are close. The company is already Redmond's biggest OneDrive cloud storage customer with 6 Petabytes of data.
Windows 10 Upgrades
Accenture's aggressive migration is what Microsoft would like more enterprises to adopt. Windows 10 will be two years old in October and the platform is continuing to spread to more businesses. A recent study by Adaptiva showed 46 percent of respondents say they have migrated 10 percent or less of their PCs.
However, 41 percent say they plan to have more than 51 percent of devices on Windows 10 before the close of 2018.