WPC 2011 Day 2: Softies Shared Some Interesting Statistics, Facts, and Data Points

On Day 2 at the WPC 11 in Los Angeles, Microsoft shared some interesting statistics, facts, and data points:The mayor of Los Angeles has declared it Microsoft Partner Week of Los Angeles. That is pretty cool!Microsoft Partner Network - Strong momentum:Over 6,000 partners with Gold competencies (over 8,000 total Gold competencies attained)Over 14,000 partners with […]

On Day 2 at the WPC 11 in Los Angeles, Microsoft shared some interesting statistics, facts, and data points:

  • The mayor of Los Angeles has declared it Microsoft Partner Week of Los Angeles. That is pretty cool!
  • Microsoft Partner Network - Strong momentum:
    • Over 6,000 partners with Gold competencies (over 8,000 total Gold competencies attained)
    • Over 14,000 partners with Silver competencies (over 31,000 total Silver competencies attained)
    • Over 20,000 partners are now part of Cloud Essentials or Cloud Accelerate
  • Partners used "Quote on behalf" features in BPOS sales dashboard over 47,000 times last year
    • To put this in perspective, if the average size of each of those deals was just 20 seats, that would equal 10 million seats of cloud services!
  • Pinpoint:
    • Over 80,000 partners have profiled solutions in Pinpoint to date
    • From those in Pinpoint, we have generated over 900,000 leads that went to partners
    • Of those, over 200,000 of those leads were closed
  • Server & Tools:
    • Windows Server is the most-used operating system (76% share)
    • Hypervisor share in the last 18 months has doubled (~23%)
    • Microsoft is in the leaders' quadrant when it comes to virtualization capability
    • Microsoft leads in database usage. (ahead of Oracle and IBM)
    • Over 30,000 partners trained on Windows Azure capabilities
    • Windows Azure Marketplace now has 600 commercial applications and datasets in it
    • We've had over 12,000 wins with SQL Server and partner solutions over past year
    • Overall data growth is expected to be 40% year over year
    • 22 million Lotus Notes seats converted over the past five years with partner help
    • # of verticals that have more data than the entire Library of Congress is 15 out of the 17 industry verticals have that kind of data; however, 72% of the people inside the organization do not have access to the BI capabilities to take all of that data and convert it into insight
  • Office:
    • One billion PCs around the planet are now running Office
    • Office 2010 selling a copy every second & being deployed at 5X the rate of Office 2007
  • We have 73% market share of the enterprise messaging and group scheduling category, and 65% worldwide
  • 3,000 partners engaged in Accelerate program in one year
  • Lync:
    • Over 10 million Cisco legacy voice over IP lines are going out of support over the next year. Huge opportunity for partner to convert them to Lync
    • 40-60% of our enterprise customers don't have anything in terms of real-time collaboration and communications for their organization
  • Office 365:
    • Over 1/4 million people signed up since beta
    • Customers are estimating savings can be as much as 50%
  • Dynamics:
    • "Our job, and our mission, is to make every business in to a Dynamic Business." Kirill Tatarinov
    • With Dynamics ERP, we've been adding approximately 15,000 customers every year for the past 10 years
  • Mobile:
    • Seeing dramatic price reductions in smartphones
    • IDC predicts total PC, phone, and tablet market to grow from under 700 million in 2010 to over a billion in 2012
    • Windows Phone "Mango" will bring over 500 new capabilities in a free update this fall
  • Windows Embedded & Devices:
    • Acer, Fujitsu, and ZTE as new phone providers - Devices shown, plus new Samsung model
    • 80% of the point of sale systems around the world use Windows or Windows Embedded
    • Some new machines going from completely off to completely on in under about 20 seconds

[Via:Microsoft SMS& Partner Community Blog]