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  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 Tablets and PCs Unveiled @ IFA

    For all of us in the device world, the past year has seen incredible growth and innovation with new form factors, thinner and more powerful components, more durable materials and the evolution of computing experiences. I think IFA 2013, happening this week in Berlin, will showcase how far devices have...
  • Blog Post: Windows at WPC 2013

    Today at the Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston, Texas – Microsoft executives took the stage to discuss the company’s devices and services approach with our partners. Tami Reller, Windows CMO and CFO, talked about how Windows is the foundation that people trust and how it...
  • Blog Post: New ecosystem opportunities, Windows 8.1 updates shared at Computex

    Today during Microsoft’s keynote at Computex Taipei 2013 , the world’s second largest computer show, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s OEM division Nick Parker reinforced the potential the Windows platform can offer for partners. As part of the keynote, Windows CFO and CMO Tami...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 at 18 Months

    18 months ago to this day was when we launched Windows 7 and with that we’ve hit another important milestone: we are pleased to announce that Windows 7 has sold more than 350 million licenses . The momentum we’ve seen and continue to see with Windows 7 is incredible. We are seeing good momentum...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7: 300 Million Licenses Sold

    Today as part of our Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 earnings release , we announced that Windows 7 has sold over 300 million licenses to-date. To put that in perspective, 300 million is roughly the combined number of households in North American and in Europe! Or, to put it another way, if you lined...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Availability of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    Today we officially handed off the final release (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to our OEM partners. On February 16th Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers. On February 22nd,...
  • Blog Post: Windows and Security: Setting the Record Straight

    There’s been some coverage overnight about the security of Windows and whether or not one particular company is reducing its use of Windows. We thought this was a good opportunity to set the record straight. There is some irony here that is hard to overlook. For starters, check out this story...
  • Blog Post: Public Beta Now Available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

    Today, we announced at our annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) the availability of the public beta for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) . As Gavriella Schuster and I have mentioned in previous blogs , SP1 for Windows 7 does not contain any new features specific to Windows...
  • Blog Post: 400 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold

    Today during the Day 1 keynote of our annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference , Steve Ballmer revealed that Windows 7 has officially sold 400 million licenses to-date. Our previous statement of 7 copies of Windows 7 sold a second continues to hold true. We continue to see excellent momentum for...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 still going strong

    Earlier this week, Tami Reller , corporate vice president and chief financial officer for the Windows & Windows Live Division, spoke at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Technology Conference. During her keynote, she talked about the excitement we continue to see for Windows 7 from consumers...
  • Blog Post: PCWorld: Microsoft hit a homerun with Windows 7

    Tony Bradley from PCWorld published an article yesterday highlighting a recent report from Gartner predicting a 22% growth of global PC sales for 2010. This “rebound”, as Tony calls it, is reflective of the general economic recovery but also reflective of the success of Windows 7. Tony’s...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Windows 7 at 1 Year – More than 240 Million Licenses Sold

    Today’s an exciting day! We are announcing that more than 240 million licenses of Windows 7 have been sold . Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history. As of September, Windows 7 was running on 93% of new consumer PCs and has over 17% global OS market share (according to Net Applications...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Customer Satisfaction Improves, Likely due to Windows 7

    The University of Michigan published their annual American Customer Satisfaction Index report earlier this week and Microsoft shows quite a jump. In 2009, our score was 70. For 2010, our score is 76 – our highest score on the report yet! Ed Bott published a blog post earlier this week diving deep...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Momentum Continues: 175 Million Licenses Sold

    Today is earnings day and Windows continues to have a strong showing. We announced a new milestone in Windows 7 sales - 175 million copies. This continues our record breaking pace of more than 7 copies sold per second. And as of today – Windows 7 is now running on more than 16% of all PCs worldwide...