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Microsoft's Ginormous Software Business

At Microsoft's annual partners conference Tuesday, attendees were barraged with numbers meant to impress them about the sheer size of Microsoft's business and the market opportunities its scale represents for them. Merriam-Webster just added "ginormous," a combination of gigantic and enormous, to its dictionary. It's a word befitting the world of Microsoft.
At Microsoft's annual partners conference Tuesday, attendees were barraged with numbers meant to impress them about the sheer size of Microsoft's business and the market opportunities its scale represents for them. Merriam-Webster just added "ginormous," a combination of gigantic and enormous, to its dictionary. It's a word befitting the world of Microsoft.Tuesday's keynote presentations featured Microsoft execs Allison Watson, Kevin Turner, Chris Caposella, Mike Sievert, and Steve Ballmer, and the statistics were flying. Here's some of what they shared:

8,000 partners from 130 countries attended Microsoft's Partners conference this year 10,000 people in total attended the conference, which was sold out 600,000 - Microsoft partners around the world