At Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting, Kevin Turner stated “One of the most exciting things about our cloud strategy is that 70% of the wins in the cloud that we had in Q4, ladies and gentlemen, were new Microsoft customers.” “Yeah, new Microsoft customers. They were IBM Lotus Notes customers, Novell e-mail customers. They were all this other stuff, in addition to Microsoft customers, that we’re actually able to grow our portion of the pie this next year in a very dramatic way, because we can explode worker productivity.”
“We now have over 10,000 paying customers on our cloud infrastructure platform and that number is continuing to grow every day,” Turner said.
“Our second big focus for businesses clearly is around Windows 7 and Office 2010 refresh,” Turner told. Microsoft sells nearly 8 copies of Windows 7 a second. “For the first time in a long time, we grew share versus Apple in the United States in laptops per IVC this past year. Thanks to Windows 7. In fact, we were up 2.7 points against Apple in the United States in laptops.”