Microsoft revealed on Monday that the company has sold 100 million copies of Office 2010 since its launch last year.
Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, revealed the figure during a keynote speech at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles on Monday. Microsoft recently celebrated Office 2010′s first birthday, confirming that the software was doing well. The company didn’t reveal exact figures at the time but Ballmer claimed that the software maker has shifted 100 millions copies of the latest version of Office. Ballmer also revealed that over 50,000 businesses have started to trial Office 365 in the last two weeks since it was made generally available.
Microsoft previously revealed that businesses are deploying Office 2010 five times faster than the previous version. Office 2010 is also the fastest-selling version of Office in history. Office is currently used by more than 750 million users worldwide according to Microsoft. Office 2010 was the first release of the productivity suite to include both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Microsoft packed both versions onto one DVD across seven different flavours. Office 2010 also includes a free version with Microsoft Word and Excel. The free version, dubbed Office Starter, contains reduced functionality of Word and Excel and advertising.