Microsoft in 2015: Windows 10 ruled the most-read roost

​Which posts did 'All About Microsoft' readers click on most in 2015? It was all about Windows, Windows, Windows -- and almost exclusively Windows 10.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor

As I did last year around this time, I'm sharing a list of the posts on my "All About Microsoft" blog clicked on most over the past 365 days, with the stats provided to me from ZDNet.


This year, anything and everything about Windows 10 garnered a lot of interest.

Microsoft made Windows 10 generally available on July 29, 2015 and spent the second half of this year working to stabilize and finalize the operating system. Many of my most-trafficked posts are from the period right after Microsoft launched Windows 10.

Here's a list of my top 10 ZDNet posts, traffic-wise (not comment-wise) for 2015, ranked highest down -- along with one more for good measure:

1. Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?

2. Microsoft delivers first cumulative Windows 10 update

3. Exclusive: CEO Nadella talks Microsoft's mobile ambitions, Windows 10 strategy, HoloLens and more

4. Microsoft open sources its iOS toolkit for building Windows 10 apps

5. Microsoft to deliver subset of Windows 10 features to Windows RT users in September

6. Microsoft's Windows 10 store, mail client down for some

7. My biggest problem with Windows 10: Instability

8. Microsoft's third Windows 10 cumulative update said to fix store issues

9. Review: Goodbye, Windows 8; Hello, Windows 10

10. Mozilla rolls out Firefox for Windows 10 with browser-choice cues

11. Microsoft to make Windows 10 free to Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users

My number one post of 2015 was about Windows 7, not 10, however. As it was a post meant to debunk the many wrong-headed stories claiming that Windows 7 was no longer supported after January, I guess I'm not too surprised. (The real end of support date for Windows 7 Service Pak 1 is January 2020.) There's also the fact that Windows 7 remains the most-used version of Windows at present.

My interview with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, where he clarified Microsoft's mobile strategy, also ranked high on the click list. Again, I wasn't too surprised, given Nadella was quite candid in responding to questions about the company's latest remake of its mobile roadmap, as well as a couple of other hot buttons.

In 2014, readers of this blog showed a considerable amount of interest in Office 365 and Office topics, in addition to Windows ones. But this year -- in spite of Microsoft's mobile first/cloud first mantra -- it was still Windows that most interested most of you readers of this blog.

Thanks for another fun and interesting year of Microsoft watching, and for all the tips, meet-ups and Twitter convos.

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