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Microsoft (MSFT -0.7%) roundup: 1) Windows 8 was used on 3.82% of PCs in April, estimates Net...
Microsoft (MSFT -0.7%) roundup: 1) Windows 8 was used on 3.82% of PCs in April, estimates Net Applications. That's up from March's 3.17% and Feb.'s 2.67%, butikely a slower adoption rate that Microsoft was hoping for. An estimated 38.7% still Win. XP, which Microsoft will end support for in a year - there might be a rush of business upgrades ahead of that. 2) An IT worker survey from Dell's KACE found 69% of those upgrading from XP are adopting Win. 7, and just 2% Win. 8. This meshes with past enterprise survey results. 3) Following Microsoft's Azure disclosure, Bernstein estimates the company's total cloud sales are around $2.3B-$2.6B/year.