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Consumers Are Downloading a Preview of the Future

April 21, 2012

In the first 24 hours of its release, there were more than 1 million downloads of Windows 8 Consumer Preview.




Riding a ‘Wave’ of Continued Success

February 03, 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.




Leaving the Competition in the Dust

May 21, 2012

More than 50,000 phones have been “smoked” since the Smoked by Windows Phone competition began in January 2012.




Up, Up, and Away for File Storage

May 11, 2012

Over 17 million people store content on SkyDrive every month.





Maximizing Server Capabilities

June 08, 2012

Windows Azure clocks in at 816,000 server compute power—that is more server compute power than the entire planet used in 1999.




Where Do People Turn to Keep in Touch in 2012?

June 06, 2012

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.




A Global Community of Gamers, Tens of Millions Strong

April 13, 2012

Xbox LIVE members number more than 40 million across 35 countries.




The Collaboration Software of Choice for Top-Tier Companies

April 03, 2012

More than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have selected Microsoft SharePoint.




Developing Apps That Get Start Screens Going

July 16, 2012

From Facebook to Yelp, Windows Phone Marketplace features more than 100,000 apps.




Licensed to ‘Start’

July 06, 2012

Since October 2009, when the product launched, more than 600 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold.




Gaining Market Share, Billions of Searches at a Time

February 17, 2012

Bing became the No. 2 search engine in terms of U.S. Search Market Share with 2.75 billion searches in December 2011. (Source: comScore Explicit Core Search, December 2011)




Providing Businesses with Multiplatform Email

March 09, 2012

Microsoft Exchange is the go-to program for PC email management for 84 percent of U.S. businesses.




Millions of Users Are Saying 'Hello' to Skype

March 05, 2012

Skype had more than 200 million monthly users on average during Q4 FY11.




2.1 Billion Hours Served

February 10, 2012

That's the number of service hours each month that Xbox LIVE members are collectively logging.




Microsoft Stores Building Face-to-Face Connections

May 04, 2012

Microsoft is building a more direct connection to its customers, 11 million of whom have been welcomed through our retail store doors.




Taking Television to New Heights

June 22, 2012

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.




Around the World, Microsoft Is Training Educators and Students

May 29, 2012

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 Tops the List of World's Best Places to Work

February 03, 2012

Microsoft ranks No. 1 on the Great Places to Work Insitute's World's Best Multinational Workplaces List. More than 350 multinational companies from 45 countries participated.




When it Comes to Ethics, Microsoft Is in an Elite Group

March 16, 2012

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.




Three Decades of Giving

June 18, 2012

Microsoft’s giving campaign celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012. In 2011, Microsoft employees across the United States raised $100.5 million.




Microsoft Employees Give in Record Numbers to Nonprofits

June 28, 2012

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.
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