Windows 10 is now running on 500 million devices, Microsoft says

James Marshall
May 13, 2017

Microsoft's Build developer conference got under way yesterday, revealing interesting information, such as Windows 10 is now on 500 million active devices, and the software giant has developed a wearable for Parkinson's disease suffers. Here is a recap of what happened previous year: Everything Microsoft announced at Build 2016.

OneDrive Files On-Demand will only download files when you need them.

Files will be given new status icons which show at a glance whether they are stored locally (green tick icon), or if they're in OneDrive (cloud icon). OneDrive Offline Folders lets you save entire folders to your mobile device in order to open them when offline. Unfortunately, what this doesn't do is store files for offline usage. If yesterday was all about artificial intelligence and Azure, today's keynote will address the future of Windows 10 including the upcoming Redstone 3 update, the Project Neon Design language, Windows Mixed Reality headsets and much more. This on-demand nature of syncing should decrease the amount of space required for these files, provided you're mostly always using your device online.

With the Insider Builds for Windows Server the company is bringing some more improvements like Container Optimized Nano Server images to the Docker Hub, Support for Linux Containers, Orchestration and Container Storage.

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