Microsoft, the world biggest software maker, announced today that business customers have adopted the company’s productivity suite, Office 2010, five times faster than any other previous version.
In a blog post, Microsoft Office Vice President Takeshi Numoto stated that nearly 50 million people worldwide have adopted Office Web Apps. This comes on top of the one year anniversary celebrating Office 2010. This version of Office 2010, apparently the fastest selling version to date, is packed with social networking and online collaboration tools, including Office Web Apps.
Google on the other hand, has suggested that Office users forget about making the update to Office 2010 and instead migrate to Google Apps. Google Apps, which is a paid feature, is another online collaboration tool.
Unfortunately for Google, the company’s most recent statistics indicate that the numer of Google Docs and Google Apps users is 50% of Microsoft’s estimated active users.
Microsoft has made a ton of money from its Business Division, with revenues of $5.25 billion in the third quarter of 2011. A bulk of that money comes from Office sales.