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Microsoft: #notdeadyet

CNN ran a story last week calling Microsoft a “dying consumer brand”. No way. With products like Windows 7 that have been on the market for the last year and Windows Phone 7 and Kinect hitting the market soon – I of course have to disagree. But my opinion is pretty biased. Frank Shaw, however, has started up a new hashtag on Twitter called #notdeadyet with a series of tweets highlighting some pretty eye-opening numbers regarding Microsoft. Here are some of what’s been highlighted:

And of course in September we also released the new version of Windows Live Essentials which includes new versions of Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mesh (previously Sync), and Family Safety. Download Windows Live Essentials 2011 here. Here are some interesting data tidbits about Windows Live my pal Dharmesh published in a blog post last week:

  • 300 million active Messenger users.
  • Mesh is syncing over 500 terabytes of data between PCs (wow!).
  • 360 million active Hotmail users.
  • Hotmail delivers 8 billion email messages daily.

Over the summer, we also released Office Web Apps where you can edit and create Microsoft Office documents, PowerPoint presentations, and spreadsheets online through Windows Live!

And in September we also launched the beta of Internet Explorer 9. As of this week, the IE9 Beta has been downloaded 10 million times making it the fastest adopted browser beta. If you haven’t already, you can download the IE9 Beta here.

I also highly recommend reading Frank Shaw’s blog post on the official Microsoft Blog from June called Microsoft by the numbers for further perspective.

Microsoft is not dead yet.

I recently upgraded my Windows Media Center PC

I have a Windows Media Center PC (essentially, a PC running Windows 7 specifically for Windows Media Center) that controls my entire digital entertainment experience in my living room. I’ve had this PC since shortly after the launch of Windows Vista and it’s held up quite nicely over these past few years. I had upgraded it to Windows 7 a long time ago but I recently put in a new graphics card (for HDMI and improved performance) and Ceton’s new InfiniTV 4 digital cable quad-tuner card. This new TV tuner card essentially gives me the ability to watch 1 TV show in HD and record 3 others at the same time also in HD! Read my post over here on the Windows Experience Blog (part of The Windows Blog) for more on both my upgrade and Ceton’s TV tuner card.