Microsoft are still #1… and here’s the stats to prove it.

Posted by danblog on January 4, 2011 in Microsoft |

Microsoft often takes a bashing, and they don’t (always) deserve it. Many prefer their shiny apple gadgets and often seem to over look Microsoft. Now I shall not be saying they are perfect by any means. They have made some incredibly crap products in the past *cough* Vista.

But at the same token they really have pulled themselves together in the past few years and I am really excited to see the technology, software and cool tech they have been and will be releasing… So here’s some very impressive stats about how Microsoft are doing. Did I mention Microsoft make more than Apple & Google combined?…

150 million Windows 7 licenses sold – That’s 7 copies PER SECOND.

• 7.1 million projected iPad sales in 2010
• 58 million projected netbook sales in 2010
355 million projected PC sales in 2010

• less than 10 percent of U.S. netbooks ran Windows in 2008
• 96 percent of U.S. netbooks ran Windows in 2009

• 0 paying customers running on Windows Azure in November 2009.
• 10,000 paying customers running on Windows Azure in June 2010.
• 700,000 students, teachers and staff using Microsoft’s cloud productivity tools in Kentucky public schools, the largest cloud deployment in the U.S.

• 16 million subscribers to the largest 25 U.S. daily newspapers
• 14 million Netflix subscribers
• 23 million Xbox live subscribers

• 9,000,000 customer downloads of the Office 2010 beta prior to launch, the largest Microsoft beta program in history.

• 21.4 million new Bing search users in one year.

• 24 percent Linux Server market share in 2005.
• 33 percent predicted Linux Server market share for 2007 (made in 2005).
• 21.2 percent actual Linux Server market share, Q4 2009.

• 8.8 million global iPhone sales in Q1 2010.
• 21.5 million Nokia smartphone sales in Q1 2010.
• 55 million total smartphone sales globally in Q1 2010.
• 439 million projected global smartphone sales in 2014.

• 9 number of years it took Salesforce.com to reach 1 million paid user milestone.
• 6 number of years it took Microsoft Dynamics CRM to reach 1 million paid user milestone.
• 100 percent chance that Salesforce.com CEO will mention Microsoft in a speech, panel, interview, or blog post.

• 173 million Gmail users
• 284 million Yahoo Mail users
360 million Windows Live Hotmail users
• 299 million active Windows Live Messenger Accounts worldwide.
• 1 – Rank of Windows Live Messenger globally compared to all other instant messaging services.

• $5.7 billion Apple net income for fiscal year ending in Sept 2009
• $6.5 billion Google net income for fiscal year ending in Dec 2009
$14.5 billion Microsoft net income for fiscal year ending in June 2009

• $23.0 billion Total Microsoft revenue, FY2000.
• $58.4 billion Total Microsoft revenue, FY2009.


Just for a bit of amusement, here’s an apparent internal video for Vista SP1…

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