While speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and
Telecom Conference, Peter Klein, Microsoft's
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
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
, 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."