Windows 7 Becomes The Fastest Selling OS In Microsoft's History

While speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, Peter Klein, Microsoft's chief financial officer, revealed some interesting numbers about Windows 7, Xbox LIVE, and a few other Microsoft products. More specifically, Microsoft has sold 90 million copies of Windows 7 to date, making it the fastest-selling operating system in history.

In addition, Windows XP may finally be on its way out as more and more enterprise users make the switch to Windows 7. "We're now having conversations with the majority of our enterprise customers who are making plans to deploy Windows 7," Klein said.

Klein also looked ahead to some of the new Microsoft products that are in the pipeline including Windows Phone 7, Natal for Xbox 360, and Microsoft Office 2010. "That's probably the richest pipeline of product delivery we've had in my eight years at Microsoft, and possibly in the history of the company," Klein said.



According to Klein, Xbox LIVE now has more than 23 million members worldwide. To compare, Sony's PlayStation Network exceeded 20 million members early last year. Microsoft's Bing search engine continues to grow in popularity and thanks to recent regulatory approval of the Microsoft-Yahoo deal, the numbers should continue to increase.

Moving forward, the cloud will be a big part of Microsoft's three screens strategy. According to Klein, Microsoft's "strategy and our vision is to have the most complete and consistent set of customer and user experiences across all devices and across all delivery models….We'll deliver a common set of user experiences across PCs and phones and TVs all connected by the cloud."

Via:  Yahoo

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