7.1 million projected iPad sales in 2010 58 million projected netbook sales in 2010 355 million projected PC sales in 2010
less than 10 percent of U.S. netbooks ran Windows in 2008 96 percent of U.S. netbooks ran Windows in 2009
0 paying customers running on Windows Azure in November 2009. 10,000 paying customers running on Windows Azure in June 2010. 700,000 students, teachers and staff using Microsofts cloud productivity tools in Kentucky public schools, the largest cloud deployment in the U.S.
16 million subscribers to the largest 25 U.S. daily newspapers 14 million Netflix subscribers 23 million Xbox live subscribers
9,000,000 customer downloads of the Office 2010 beta prior to launch, the largest Microsoft beta program in history.
21.4 million new Bing search users in one year.
24 percent Linux Server market share in 2005. 33 percent predicted Linux Server market share for 2007 (made in 2005). 21.2 percent actual Linux Server market share, Q4 2009.
8.8 million global iPhone sales in Q1 2010. 21.5 million Nokia smartphone sales in Q1 2010. 55 million total smartphone sales globally in Q1 2010. 439 million projected global smartphone sales in 2014.
9 number of years it took Salesforce.com to reach 1 million paid user milestone. 6 number of years it took Microsoft Dynamics CRM to reach 1 million paid user milestone. 100 percent chance that Salesforce.com CEO will mention Microsoft in a speech, panel, interview, or blog post.
173 million Gmail users 284 million Yahoo Mail users 360 million Windows Live Hotmail users 299 million active Windows Live Messenger Accounts worldwide. 1 - Rank of Windows Live Messenger globally compared to all other instant messaging services.
$5.7 billion Apple net income for fiscal year ending in Sept 2009 $6.5 billion Google net income for fiscal year ending in Dec 2009 $14.5 billion Microsoft net income for fiscal year ending in June 2009
$23.0 billion Total Microsoft revenue, FY2000. $58.4 billion Total Microsoft revenue, FY2009.
but if you listen to the popular press it seems like MS is losing on every front.
yes yes, it seems the news is in love with apple and google. But they are by no means losing anything, and I now feel that have an organized direction that really is going to change the face of everything.
I agree with the oversight angle. MS is still surprisingly dominant in most every field. They have neutered their marketing to such an extent that they seem ashamed to boast of their accomplishments of late.