Facts & Stats You Must Know About Microsoft

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Microsoft History

  • Year Microsoft was founded: 1975
  • Launch date of Microsoft Windows OS: November 20, 1985

Microsoft Facts

  • Office has been downloaded 340 million times on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.
  • Photographer Stephen Alvarez is on a mission to capture images of all seven natural wonders of world using only Microsoft Smartphones.
  • Microsoft employees in Radmond, Washington eat about 984,000 orders of French fries each year in campus cafeteria.
  • More than 1.2 billion people use Microsoft office in 140 countries and 107 languages around the world.

Microsoft OS Market share  

  • Windows Total Desktop OS Market Share: 90.61%
  • Windows 10 Desktop OS Market Share: 11.85%
  • Windows 8.1 OS Market Share: 10.72%
  • Windows 8 OS Market Share: 60%
  • Windows 7 OS Market Share: 52.47%
  • Windows Vista OS Market Share: 1.73%
  • Windows XP OS Market Share: 11.42%

PCs & Gaming        

  • Global market share of Win7: 53.71%
  • Number of Windows 8 licenses sold worldwide: 200m
  • Household penetration of PCs: 93%
  • Global unit sales of Xbox 360: 0.93m

Smartphone & Tablets

  • Global smartphone OS market share of Windows Phone: 0.7%
  • Forecast market share of Windows Phone by 2019: 2.2%
  • Global smartphone shipments of Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile: 2.4m
  • Global market share held by Windows RT tablet OS: 8.5%
  • Number of computers that Windows 10 is installed on: 200 million computers globally

Microsoft Revenue growth

  • Microsoft revenue for Q1 2016 (fiscal): $21.66 billion
  • Microsoft revenue for Q2 2016 (fiscal): $25.7 billion
  • Microsoft’s share of the global digital advertising market: 2.72%
  • Microsoft’s global revenue: $77.85bn
  • Microsoft’s net income: $21.86bn
  • Microsoft’s expenditure on research & development: $10,411m
  • Acquisition price of Skype: $8.5bn
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