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Microsoft's Windows Blue to be available later this year

John Ribeiro | May 7, 2013
Microsoft's update of its Windows 8 operating system, code-named Windows Blue, will be available later this year, supporting a variety of form factors and display sizes, and providing more options for both businesses and consumers.

Microsoft has also seen the number of apps in its Windows Store grow six-fold since launch. Over 250 million apps were downloaded from the store in the first six months, with almost 90 percent of its app catalog downloaded every month.

The company claims to be doing well in some of its other services too. It announced Monday that over 250 million people are now using its SkyDrive online file hosting service. Microsoft now has 400 million active accounts for its Outlook.com webmail, after completing the transition of Hotmail users to the new service. The company plans to add more features to Outlook.com, which started with the integration of Skype which is being phased in throughout the world. It now has over 700 million active Microsoft accounts using its services, Reller said.


 

 

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