The 16th version of Microsoft Dynamics Convergence has come and gone and below are some numbers I have collected from various sources and speakers this week. Taken as a whole, these speak to the remarkable momentum Microsoft CRM (as well as Microsoft and Dynamics in general) is experiencing right now.
1,000,000: Number of downloads of Windows 8 in the first 24 hours.
640,000: Microsoft Partners worldwide.
95,000: Microsoft employees worldwide (in 191 countries).
33,000: Microsoft CRM customers.
30,000: Microsoft employees engaged in engineering for the cloud.
10,000+: Estimated number of attendees at Convergence 2012; the largest crowd ever.
1,100: Approximate number of Solutions in the
60: Percent of Microsoft CRM customers in the last year that chose CRM Online.
30: Double-digit growth quarters for Microsoft CRM.
7 and 21: Placement of the Lotus F1 – Microsoft Dynamics branded cars (picture below) in this weeks Australian Grand Prix. Microsoft and Lotus
6: Number of Microsoft CRM
5: Copies of data that exist for each CRM Online organization. These include your primary database, a synchronous snapshot database, two asynchronous copies made in the alternative data center, and daily backup to an offsite location.
4: Number of browsers supported with the next release of CRM. IE, Safari, Firefox, Chrome.
1: Number of Apple iPads used during Craig Dewar’s CRM General Session demonstration. He said it made him feel “a little dirty”, and he reminded everyone that there was a Windows Phone in his pocket. This was a first as far as I can remember and signals the Dynamics team’s true commitment to the ideal of CRM Anywhere. This is even more interesting because of the news this week that Microsoft was
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