Microsoft by the Numbers

Microsoft by the Numbers

  • More than 100 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold to date. (Source: Microsoft)
  • The Windows Phone Store features more than 170,000 apps and games. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Over 250 million people have a SkyDrive. (Source: Microsoft)
  • More than 76 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Bing holds 17.86 percent of the U.S. search market share. (Source: comScore Explicit Core Search, June 2013)
  • Skype users spend up to 2 billion minutes per day using the service. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Microsoft’s employee Giving campaign has donated $1 billion to over 31,000 charities. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Xbox Live has over 48 million members in 41 countries. (Source: Microsoft)
  • The Windows Store has seen 250 million app downloads from users. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Enterprise social network Yammer now has over 7 million registered users. (Source: Microsoft)
  • has over 400 million active users and is the world’s fastest-growing email service. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Microsoft YouthSpark has helped 80 million young people. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Office 365 Home Premium has 1 million subscribers and growing. (Source: Microsoft)
  • More than 24 million Kinect sensors have been sold worldwide. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Xbox 360 has spent 30 straight months as the best-selling game console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group)
  • The Microsoft Art Collection includes 4,728 pieces, including a chandelier by Dale Chihuly and a piece of the Berlin Wall. It’s one of the largest corporate art collections in the world. (Source: Microsoft)
  • MSN received 5.8 billion page views worldwide in June 2013. (Source: comScore, June 2013)ï‚· 50 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Windows Azure. On average, over 1,000 new customers sign up for Windows Azure every day. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Within Microsoft there are 16 different $1 billion-plus businesses. (Source: Microsoft)
  • ‘Halo 4’ earned over $220 million in global sales in the 24 hours after its release. More than 50 million copies of ‘Halo’ games have been sold worldwide. (Source: Microsoft)
  • About 2,600,000 gallons of free beverages are consumed every year by employees on our campus. The most popular soda selection is Coke Zero – 1 million cans are consumed annually. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Over 1 billion people use Office. That’s 1 in 7 people on the planet. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Xbox delivered 18 billion hours of entertainment in 2012. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Office 365 is on track to become a $1.5 billion business – one of the fastestgrowing in Microsoft history. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Internet Explorer’s usage share was over 56 percent worldwide in July 2013. (Source: Net Market Share.)
  • The Microsoft Partner Network includes over 430,000 organizations with more than 160 million mutual customers worldwide. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Over 1.65 million students from more than 190 countries have participated in Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition. (Source: Microsoft)
  • To date, 11 billion photos have been stored on SkyDrive, along with over 1 billion Office documents. (Source: Microsoft)
  • About 554,000 pizza slices and an additional 250,000 personal-sized pizzas are consumed each year by hungry employees in Microsoft cafeterias. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Microsoft Research scientists have won more than 320 major awards, including the Turing Award, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, MIT Technology Review’s TR35 Award, the Draper Prize, IEEE John von Neumann Medal, IEEE Piore Award, the Kyoto Prize, multiple Oscars and a British knighthood.

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