Microsoft will release Windows 10 next month, and the company expects to reach 1 billion devices by 2017. As it seems like, Microsoft might be able to cross the 1 billion devices target with Windows 10. According to a new survey by Spiceworks, 96% of IT Pros are interested in Windows 10 while 60% of the IT departments are already testing the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Interestingly enough, 40% of companies are planning to updating to Windows 10 withing the first year of the operating system’s initial release, while 33% of the companies are expecting to upgrade to Windows 10 with two years of the operating system’s initial release. Peter Tsai, Spiceworks’ IT content marketing manager, stated:
“Typically, as is the case with any new operating system, IT professionals want to wait to make sure that all the kinks are worked out before implementing it across their organization. However, early reviews of Windows 10 are positive, and survey feedback from the Spiceworks Community indicates that Windows 10 will be popular among IT departments, with the potential to achieve high adoption rates relatively quickly.”
It’s also worth noting that the companies are also very positive about Microsoft’s new browser for Windows 10, Edge. According to the survey, nearly half of the respondents weren’t aware of the company’s new browser for Windows 10 while 23% of them were neutral and only 4% were negative about Edge. Surprisingly enough, 51% of IT professionals are planning to upgrade to Windows 10 to get better security features while 64% are interested in the new Start Menu. However, 55% of the respondents are interested in the free upgrade offer from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
As expected, the companies are also concerned about hardware and software compatibility. The survey states that 79% of respondents were concerned about the hardware and software compatibility.
It’ll be very interesting to see if Microsoft manages to cross its 1 billion device target Windows 10 by 2017. Until then, tell us what you think of the survey results in the comment section below!