Microsoft sells 90 million Windows 7 licences

The chief financial officer of Microsoft told a conference earlier this week that it had shipped 90 million copies of Windows 7 since it released the operating system on October 22nd last year.

According to Business Week, Microsoft is also seeing interest from its corporate customers to deploy Windows 7. Peter Klein said that “the majority” of its corporate customers are now readying themselves to move to Windows 7.

The news will come as a relief to a large number of industry players including Intel, Dell, AMD and others. While sales of consumer products sustained profitability last year, the enterprise and large organisations have delayed buying new PCs.

It’s now time for them to refresh their PCs and if Klein is to be believed, that’s on its way in 2010 or 2011.

Earlier this week, an Intel technician said that his company, which helped develop Windows 7, is not yet completely ready to move to Windows 7 because of difficulties migrating some legacy applications to the new OS.

At a press conference TechEye attended last week, BMW said it has shifted to Windows 7 after skipping Vista. Nina Sundberg, director of Windows client computing at Microsoft UK said then that people were worried about Vista because of their application portfolios, Microsoft has rationalised that with Windows 7.