Windows 7: One Year Later

It’s hard to believe that one year ago today, Microsoft finished Windows 7, sending it to RTM state (Release To Manufacture). It was released to the public on October 22nd, however. But, how has 7 fared though its first year? Microsoft has posted some good gains though it’s fourth quarter earning statement, released today. 175 Million licenses in one year? That’s pretty darn great! Those with MSFT stock saw a healthy jump today, up almost 3% to 25.84.

Product momentum continued during the quarter with the successful launch of Office 2010 and strong performance from existing products including Windows 7, which has sold more than 175 million licenses to date, Windows Server, Xbox, and Bing, which achieved its 13th consecutive month of share gain.