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Office 2010 Sells One Copy Every Second Globally, Says Microsoft

Customers around the world have made Microsoft’s Office 2010 productivity suite the fastest-selling version of Office ever.

The suite is delivering “the right capabilities at the right time,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, CVP of the Microsoft Office Division product management group.

Since its release last spring, Office 2010 has become the fastest-selling version of Office in history, said Kirk Koenigsbauer oft Office Division product management group.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the response,” he said.

He ticks off some stats that explain why:

  • Globally, one copy of Office 2010 sells every second.
  • More than 30 million people tried Office Web Apps, the browser-based version of Office, within the first 100 days of release.
  • More than 100 million SharePoint licenses have been sold to more than 17,000 customers.
  • For the eighth year in a row, Microsoft Office was the No. 1-selling software product in U.S. retail measured by dollar volume, outpacing games and security software.

Koenigsbauer said that he’s really pleased with how Office 2010 has been performing in the marketplace.

“We feel like we’re winning share every day,” he said.

The suite also continues to win accolades; just last month, it captured two of InfoWorld’s 2011 Technology of the Year Awards.

SharePoint was named Best Collaboration Platform, and Exchange 2010 was dubbed Best Email Server.

Microsoft is now gearing up to launch Office 365, which brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service.

He hopes that Office 365 helps bring the company’ productivity and collaboration software to millions of new organizations.

“Office365 is another great example of how we continue to deliver great products and services to our customers,” Koenigsbauer said.

“So while we’re very proud of what Office 2010 is accomplishing, we’re even more excited about what’s coming next.”


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