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Microsoft Office 2010 Sold 30 Million Copies Last Year

Microsoft celebrated the first anniversary of its Office 10 productivity suite earlier in the week, bragging that the software suit has already sold over 30 million units.

A sales-record of 30 million units in a year, which amounts to selling one copy per second for an entire year, a huge achievement even for a company of Microsoft’s stature.

Microsoft also announced that its free-to-use Web based Office Web Apps (OWA), which is seen by many as Microsoft’s answer to Google Docs, has more than 50 million active users.

Speaking his mind on this milestone marked by the company, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Takeshi Numoto wrote in a (opens in new tab)blog post (opens in new tab) said that the numbers effectively answer critics who had been attacking Microsoft's direction when it came out with Microsoft Office 2010.

"They said we were heading in the wrong direction by continuing to invest in our desktop applications in addition to the cloud. Even more recently, there've been more predictions of the PC's demise,” said Numoto.

“But the reality is, based on the market results we see in our sales and adoption data, people continue to love Office on the desktop and they're embracing Office in the cloud," he added.