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Microsoft CFO Highlights the Longevity of Windows Operating System Amidst the Pandemic

Microsoft has been such an integral part of people’s lives for such an extended period of time that it’s hard to imagine a point where the company didn’t exist. This is a company that has seen the highs and lows of the initial PC revolution, and it was born out of older companies that made innovations which Microsoft then went on to perfect. However, the most resilient product that Microsoft currently has in its possession is actually its operating system.

Chances are that you’re using a Windows operating system right now because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making it easier for you to do the things that you need to do. Indeed, Microsoft has an 80% share of the global operating system market, thereby making it the single greatest player bar none. Microsoft’s Chief Financial Officer, Amy Hood, recently spoke out about how Windows managed to get through the pandemic, and how this indicates the success of the platform in general.

Windows became a bit of a backburner product for Microsoft back in 2014 when Satya Nadella took over since he wanted to diversify the company’s offerings as much as possible. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Windows is still a major source of revenue for the company, so much so that it brings billions of dollars into the organization each and every year.

The reason why it might not get all that much attention is that it has been around since the 1980s, and personal computers no longer have the kind of draw that they used to have. The rise in PC sales as well as Windows adoption during the peak of the pandemic indicates just how reliable this product tends to be. Even though it is nearly forty years old, it’s still become a time honored way for people to use their computers, and that is something that likely won’t change any time in the near future unless an immense paradigm shift occurs.


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