Microsoft: 1.3 billion Windows users, Office is on 1 billion desktops (and more stats)

Microsoft: 1.3 billion Windows users, Office is on 1 billion desktops (and more stats)

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference today, Kurt DelBene, Microsoft’s Office president, with Steve Ballmer on stage made a not-insignificant announcement: Microsoft Office is installed on one billion machines around the world.

Whilst the magic billion figure has been bandied around before, the Seattle-based software giant finally confirmed the figure today in front of a packed audience in Toronto. Also, Microsoft announced 1.3billion Windows users around the world, and more specifically 680 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold.

So. Much. Tech.

Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.

Meanwhile, at the conference today, it was also confirmed that Windows 8 will be launched publicly in late October.

The 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is running from July 8 – 12, and it’s expected that 15,000 delegates from 150 countries will be in attendance.

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