Last week was the official start of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. While some folks were out doing ďspring cleaning,Ē we used the opportunity to look back a bit at what has happened in the past season, and to look ahead at what we have coming. From where I sit, itís busy both ways. Letís take a look back.
First, we launched a wave of incredible devices and services to our business and consumer customers around the globe and saw growth across a number of businesses.
While weíre still in early days, the numbers are encouraging. There are new PCs and tablets in market and great apps in the Windows Store, with new ones coming every day. Windows Phone has reached 10 percent market share in a number of countries, and according to IDCís latest report, has shipped more than Blackberry in 26 markets and more than iPhone in seven. Windows Azure has doubled its customer base with revenue growing 3X and Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition licenses have grown more than 80 percent. And last quarter, we tripled the number of Office 365 paid seats year over year.