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Microsoft Loyalties

Love Microsoft's products or hate them, chances are you use them. InformationWeek sister publication Network Computing surveyed 1,354 business-tech pros on their use of Microsoft offerings to get a closer look. Data from that survey is featured on this page.

Microsoft Loyalties

Love Microsoft's products or hate them, chances are you use them. InformationWeek sister publication Network Computing surveyed 1,354 business-tech pros on their use of Microsoft offerings to get a closer look. Data from that survey is featured on this page.

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  • Most frequently
    used product:

    Microsoft Office
    Change respondents would most like Microsoft to make:

    Improve product security
    58%
    use SQL Server
    fifty-four
    percent say Microsoft's pricing isn't as competitive as most other vendors'
    `We lusted after some of those things they did well and wanted to combine them with things
    we did well.
    `


    — Microsoft chairman Bill Gates on Palm Inc.'s recent decision to license a mobile version of Windows
    $39,788,000,000
    2005
    revenue
    What other changes should Microsoft make to its products?

    Cut costs

    Improve product reliability

    Integrate them with
    other vendors' products
    TWO in FIVE
    companies buy from Microsoft because its broad portfolio ensures product interoperability
    THREE in FIVE
    rate the technical quality of Microsoft's products equal to most competing ones
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