In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced some encouraging news about the widespread adoption of its Windows operating system. Although Microsoft does not normally reveal figures about its user base, it did say that the number of Windows users worldwide has now surpassed a remarkable one billion.
The company is adamant that Windows 11, the latest edition of its operating system, is the most reliable iteration yet. By following Win11’s energy-saving suggestions, users can reduce their energy consumption by an average of 6%. In addition, the impact of launching applications has been greatly reduced, by at least 50%.
Microsoft’s commitment to quality is evident in its day-to-day operations. They review approximately one million hours of data every day to ensure the highest levels of quality and performance. Microsoft analyses an astonishing amount of information from diagnostic data, analyzing 2.5 million cab files per day, over 12 million performance traces per year, and an astonishing 70.4 billion program performance data points.
Microsoft highlighted one notable achievement: a dramatic improvement in the speed of Microsoft Teams, which now runs twice as fast and uses half the resources of previous versions. Common shell interactions within Windows are also more efficient, with up to a 15% increase in performance.
Microsoft’s dedicated engineering efforts have resulted in significant improvements to startup performance in Windows 11. They have reduced application launch times by ensuring that user-interactive programs are responsive and prioritized, while reducing conflicts.
Microsoft has also improved the default file explorer in Windows 11. This results in a 67% increase in bulk file deletions and faster program startup times.
Microsoft has a number of performance improvements planned for delivery between February and May 2023. These improvements will further enhance the Windows experience and push the boundaries of performance and usability.
Microsoft’s commitment to creating a reliable and efficient operating system is reflected in the many performance enhancements it has developed. Windows is a dominant force in the digital world, with an ever-growing user base and continuous upgrades.