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350 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold in 18 Months, Said Microsoft

Microsoft on April 22 said that the company has sold 350 million Windows 7 licenses in the 18 months the product has been available. (Other recent milestones from Microsoft on Windows 7 include 240 million sold in its first year of availability, and 300 million licenses sold as of late January 2011.)

Also, today, the redmond software company has launched a special page off the Windows for your Business Blog that will showcase just a sampling of Windows customers and the business results they achieved with Windows 7.

“Number of licenses sold is one way of looking at market success. Customers having a positive and productive experience with Windows 7 is also an important measure. Analyst firms like IDC estimate that more than 90% of businesses are currently in progress with their Windows 7 migrations. And we’ve seen that companies who’ve deployed Windows 7 save an average of $140 per PC per year — showing a 131% return on investment in just more than 12 months. Of course, each Windows 7 customer story and experience is unique,” said Microsoft.

In the video, Patrick Whalen, Feeding America’s Director of Infrastructure Services, talks about Feeding America’s adoption of Windows 7 and the benefits they’re.

Feeding America is the U.S.’s leading hunger-relief charity, providing meals to 37 million hungry Americans every year. Their deployment of Windows 7 is 100% complete. Every one of their employees at their national office is using Windows 7 and so are their users at supported food banks (over 200 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico). And as new food banks enter their support program, PCs in those food banks are quickly re-imaged with Windows 7.”

[Source: Windows blog]

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