Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said sales of the company's Windows Vista software to businesses may exceed his initial estimates.
We're very excited about where we are out of the chute with Windows Vista, Ballmer said today in an interview in New York. I expect to see uptake at a pretty good rate relative to my early expectations.
Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, released Vista for corporate customers on Nov. 30 and plans to introduce the operating system for consumers on Jan. 30. The Redmond, Washington-based company is spending a record amount to market Vista, its first new version of Windows for personal computers in five years, in an effort to fuel revenue growth.