The Microsoft logo represents a number of a different products and services that they provide. Click on part of the tiny Microsoft logo below to learn more about the role
of that color in the Microsoft logo and what that division of Microsoft is all about.
Red represents a number of their services, especially Microsoft Office.
Green primarily represents Microsoft's heavy investment in XBOX and its gaming services.
First and foremost, blue represents the ubiquity of Windows, the world's dominant and most popular operating system. Many
users also associate Microsoft Word with this color.
This one is a little trickier. Yellow is primarily representative of Microsoft's Bing search engine, the fastest growing
search engine in the world.
Microsoft is first and foremost a software company. But did you know these other interesting facts as well?
- Microsoft offers free drinks to its employees. Over 23 million free beverages are consumed on campus each year. The most
popular drinks are milk and orange juice. Free candy is also offered on the Microsoft campus shuttle.
- Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, features 35 cafeterias that serve 37,000 people daily. Pizza is the most
- About 984,000 orders of French Fries are consumed annually in campus cafeterias.
- There are over 1 billion users of Microsoft Office in 140 countries in 107 languages.
- Microsoft donates $2.6 million in software to more than 86,000 non-profits around the world, daily.
- Microsoft's fiber-optic network could stretch to the moon and back, three times.
- Microsoft employees have donated over $1 billion to over 31,000 different charities.
- There are 669,000 apps in the Windows Store and hundreds are added on a daily basis.
- There are over 4 million applications available for Windows.
- Outlook.com, Microsoft's free webmail service, has over 400 million users and is the fastest growing email
provider in the world.
- Over 3 billion minutes of Skype calls are made each day.
- The pixels contained in the aerial imagery in Bing Maps could make 4 round-trips to Venus with pixels to spare.
- Microsoft has one of the largest art collections in the world. The Microsoft Art Collection features about 4,728 pieces of art, including a piece of the Berlin Wall.
- Microsoft Office has been downloaded over 340 million times on mobile devices.
- There are within Microsoft over 16 different businesses that have revenues exceeding $1 billion annually.
- When Microsoft Office 2010 was released, about one copy was purchased every second. In 2011, Office generated
$22.2 billion of Microsoft's $70 billion annual revenue.
- Until recently, many businesses have forced their employees to use Internet Explorer 6 which was released in 2001.
- Bing is the world's fastest growing search engine. Usage of Bing is expected to exceed that of Google in just years.
- There are 23 million users of Skype using the service at any given time. Skype also has more users than Facebook
- 90% of Americans believe that Gmail should not be allowed to scan their email for keywords in order to target them
with ads, a practice brought to light by Microsoft and Outlook.com
- If there were a 1% drop in Windows users, Microsoft would lose more users than there are residents in Illinois.
- 80% of Fortune 500 companies use the Microsoft Cloud.
- There are over 300 million devices running Windows 10. That's almost everyone in the USA on Windows 10, less than a year
from its release.
For more Microsoft By The Numbers, visit their Microsoft News webpage.