A collection of visual statistics about Microsoft products and services. Created by Microsoft News Center
REDMOND, Wash. – Oct. 8, 2012 – From Windows to Xbox, Microsoft’s products and services boast some impressive numbers. But the company’s impact extends beyond sales figures into areas from providing a great place for employees to work to reducing auto traffic on local roads.
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Windows Store is open to all developers in 120 markets.
In a blind comparison test of nearly 1,000 participants, people chose Bing Web search results over Google nearly 2 to 1. (Based on a comparison of Web search results pane only; excludes ads, Bing’s Snapshot and Social Search panes and Google’s Knowledge Graph. Learn more at bingition.com.)
Outlook.com gained 10 million users within two weeks of its launch on July 31, 2012.
Kinect for Xbox 360 had a record-breaking launch, and the sensors keep flying off the shelves. In just over a year, consumers have purchased more than 18 million Kinect sensors worldwide.
More than 50,000 phones have been “smoked” since the Smoked by Windows Phone competition began in January 2012.
Over 17 million people store content on SkyDrive every month.
Windows Azure clocks in at 816,000 server compute power—that is more server compute power than the entire planet used.
In the 3rd quarter of FY12, more than 100 billion minutes’ worth of calls were made using Skype, a 40 percent year-over-year increase.
Xbox LIVE members number more than 40 million across 35 countries.
More than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have selected Microsoft SharePoint.
From Facebook to Yelp, Windows Phone Marketplace features more than 100,000 apps.
Since October 2009, when the product launched, more than 630 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold.
Microsoft Exchange is the go-to program for PC email management for 84 percent of U.S. businesses.
Skype had more than 200 million monthly users on average during Q4 FY11.
Microsoft is building a more direct connection to its customers, 13 million of whom have been welcomed through our retail store doors.
Mediaroom — the technology that allows AT&T U-verse, Entertain of Deutsche Telekom, and TELUS Optik TV users to record television and view it on television screens, PCs, and mobile phones — now has more than 10 million household subscribers.
Since 2003, Microsoft has reached 210 million students and teachers through the Partners in Learning Program, which helps students gain better access to technology.
For the second time, Microsoft has been named one of the world’s most ethical companies, according to Ethisphere Institute in New York. Of the thousands that applied, 145 made the list.
Microsoft’s giving campaign celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012. In 2011, Microsoft employees across the United States raised $100.5 million.
In 2011, Microsoft raised US$100.5 million (including company match) for more than 18,000 organizations, breaking its annual giving record. Since the company’s giving program began in 1983, Microsoft employees have raised more than $946 million for nonprofits and community organisations.