2011 WPC, During the opening keynotes, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that in less than two weeks after the official launch of Office 365, more than 50,000 organizations are trialing the service -- a rate of one company every 25 seconds.
Ballmer said that "more than one in five of the Fortune 500 uses Microsoft Online Services and large organizations worldwide are moving to the cloud-based service, including the American Red Cross, which will move 66,000 people to Office 365 by the end of this year, and Softbank Technology Corp. in Japan, which moved to Office 365 to help reduce its overall technology maintenance costs while driving increased productivity across its 19 subsidiary companies."
About Windows Phone 7, Ballmer stated that the WP7 has not been the success the company had hoped for, not yet anyway. "In a year, we've gone from very small to ... very small," said Ballmer, referring to the WP7 market share. But an optimistic Ballmer promised that will change.
Also, The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the United States, will use Microsoft Dynamics CRM for its 70,000 employees, and SpaceX, a private-industry successor to the U.S. Space Shuttle program, will use Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for its financial and project accounting.
Also, announced that 100,000,000 number of Office 2010 licenses hav been sold to date. And, that 41,000 number of Microsoft partners now who identify themselves primarily as cloud partners.
The number of days until Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP is now 1000.
American Airlines will soon update its application for Windows Phone, which'll provide "the fastest delivery of flight information data on the planet," according to an American Airlines spokesperson.
The update will allow real-time flight status information, including gate changes and baggage claim areas, from American's reservation system to be pushed to a cloud-based Windows Azure system, which can then push the flight status notifications directly to the app's Windows Phone Live Tiles. American Airlines customers who download the application and pin it to Start will have instant access to their most current travel information on the top-level user interface of their phone, eliminating the need for text message, email or phone-call updates. The application was developed in conjunction with Microsoft partner migration mobi of Austin, Texas.
Boeing is using compelling ways to market its best-selling 737 with Windows Azure, the Windows operating system, and Windows Touch. The "Boeing 737 Explained" tool, developed by Boeing and Wire Stone LLC, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is hosted on the Windows Azure platform.
Here's the WPC keynote video:
[Source: Microsoft Press]