Find the latest figures from Microsoft, updated regularly.
Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft is an American multinational company that develops and sells operating systems, software and computer products. Led by Satya Nadella since 2014, the firm is one of the major players in tech, alongside Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon (GAFAM, also nicknamed Big Five or Big Tech). Its headquarters are located in Redmond, Washington.
On this page, we have compiled various statistics related to Microsoft: its financial results, the number of users of its solutions and products, as well as the company’s key dates.
Microsoft has released its financial results for its 3rd quarter 2021. Here are the key figures to remember:
Note that Microsoft returned $10 billion to its shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends for this Q3 2021 (+1% vs Q3 2020).
As of April 2021, the Microsoft Teams collaborative messaging app has 145 million daily active users, up 26 percent year over year, boosted by the telecommuting boom during the health crisis. It had 32 million daily users at the beginning of the pandemic. Its main competitor is Zoom, with 300 million daily active users in 2020. More than 100 features have been added in the past year, with more than 100 added since the beginning of 2021.
While Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 in early 2020, the Windows 10 operating system, used by a large number of businesses, is now installed on 1.3 billion devices, exceeding the goal announced by its CEO Satya Nadella (1 billion).
Other figures released by the American firm include: