Microsoft products and services – Visual statistics

Microsoft has updated and released visual statistics about its products and services. The numbers have been released in the form of an image slide-show and highlights some of the achievements of the software giant.

The statistics cover Microsoft products from  Windows to Xbox, Services from Bing to SkyDrive and boast some pretty impressive figures. The images also show that 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 to donating to charity.


  • Since October 2009, when the product launched, more than 600 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold.
  • In the first 24 hours of its release, there were more than 1 million downloads of Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
  • Bing became the No. 2 search engine in terms of U.S. Search Market Share with 2.75 billion searches in December 2011.
  • 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.
  • 2.1 Billion Hours Served. That’s the number of service hours each month that Xbox LIVE members are collectively logging. Xbox LIVE members number more than 40 million across 35 countries.
  • From Facebook to Yelp, Windows Phone Marketplace features more than 100,000 apps. 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.
  • Skype had more than 200 million monthly users on average during Q4 FY11. 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.
  • Windows Azure clocks in at 816,000 server compute power—that is more server compute power than the entire planet used in 1999.
  • More than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have selected Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Microsoft Exchange is the go-to program for PC email management for 84 percent of U.S. businesses.
  • Microsoft is building a more direct connection to its customers, 11 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.
  • Microsoft ranks No. 1 on the Great Places to Work Institutes’ World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List. More than 350 multinational companies from 45 countries participated.
  • 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 organizations.

Visit Microsoft to check out the slide-show.

Thanks Vasudev, MVP.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

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