Exclusive: Office 2007 and Office 2010 beta statistics

Neowin has obtained a list of statistics that relate to the Office 2010 beta and Office 2007. Listed below are the statistic that were generated by the users who responded in the December 2009 beta survey and also from anonymous reporting from the Office applications.

Office and Office 2007 Momentum

    o 41 billion minutes in Outlook
    o 31 billion minutes in Word
    o 18 billion minutes in Excel
    o 3 billion minutes in PowerPoint
    o In October 2009, US online PC users spent more time in PowerPoint than in Halo 2 on the PC
    o In October 2009, US online PC users spent more time in Excel than QuickBooks
    o >500 M people worldwide use Office at work, home and school
    o Approximately 250 M people worldwide use Office at home

Office 2010 Beta momentum

    o More than 2.5 million people have downloaded the Office 2010 beta so far
    o Over 80% of beta users have encouraged others to download the Office 2010 beta
    o Over 75% of beta users are satisfied with the Office 2010 beta
    o 9 out of 10 beta users feel that the Office 2010 beta is an improvement over their current productivity suite
    o More than 2 out of 3 beta users think the Ribbon makes it easier to discover new features
    o 75% think BackStage view makes Office a better overall experience
    o More than 4 out of 5 beta users who have used Sparklines in Excel 2010 say it makes their data in Excel easier to interpret
    o 90% of beta users who have used PowerPoint photo editing believe they have saved time by not using another application
    o 3 of 4 beta users who use Outlook conversation management say it makes their inbox less cluttered
    o More than 75% of beta users who have used OneNote say it helps them stay organized
    o 80% of beta users who have used Web Apps say they make it easier to access and edit docs from anywhere
    o 70% of beta users who have used SkyDrive find it easier to share docs with SkyDrive


1. Source: NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Date, Based on Dollars
2. Source: NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Date, Based on Units Sold
3. Source: Amazon.com press release
4. Source: Office 2010 Beta Users Survey, December 2009

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