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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 at 6 months: Q&A with Tami Reller

    Back in January, Tami Reller, our Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer, joined me in a Q&A to provide an update on progress since the launch of Windows 8. Here we are now just past six months from general availability, so we thought it would be fitting to provide another update. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 at 90 days: Q&A with Tami Reller

    As we’ve said on many occasions, Windows 8 represents a big, ambitious change for Windows and for Microsoft. We built Windows 8 for the next generation of computing – setting out to eliminate the boundary between PCs and tablets. And we’re just getting started! It’s been...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 – 40 Million Licenses Sold

    As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses . Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology...
  • 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: Talking Internet Explorer in Europe (Video)

    Ryan Gavin, Senior Director of Internet Explorer Product Management here at Microsoft, recently travelled to Europe to chat about Internet Explorer. As many of you know, there’s been a lot happening with Internet Explorer these past few months (which is exciting!). To get an idea on where Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: 150 Million Licenses of Windows 7 Sold, Windows Live Betas Announced

    I have a couple of things to tell you about today. First off, we are excited to announce that Windows 7 has sold 150 million licenses to-date. As I’ve said before, Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history with 7 copies of Windows 7 sold every second. Earlier this month, I published...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 21 days and counting…

    In just 21 days, Windows 8 will be available to people worldwide. And we’re excited! To celebrate, we have several events taking place in cities all around the world. Just a few weeks ago, we held a coding marathon with developers in Bangalore , India - which set the Guinness World Record for Most Participants...
  • 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: 64-Bit Momentum Surges with Windows 7

    Are you running a 64-bit edition of Windows 7? There is a high likelihood you are. As of June 2010, we see that 46% of all PCs worldwide running Windows 7 are running a 64-bit edition of Windows 7. That is, nearly half of all PCs running Windows 7 are running 64-bit. Compared to Windows Vista at 3 and...
  • 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...