During a keynote address today at Computex, Steven Guggenheimer, CVP of the OEM division at Microsoft made an announcement that Windows 8 predecessor, Windows 7 global license sales reaching the 600 million mark. He also announced the second community technology preview (CTP) for Windows Embedded Standard 8, unveiled Quanta’s new private cloud server solution, highlighted Ford’s launch of its award-winning SYNC in-car connectivity system for Taiwan, and showed off some of the latest Windows devices.
Guggenheimer also underscored Microsoft’s collaboration with its OEM partners to realize market opportunities. Talking about Windows 8, “This is the biggest launch time in Microsoft’s history,” said Guggenheimer. “In addition to updating Windows client, Windows Server, phone and embedded platforms, there’s a massive wave of software and services coming to market that we think will delight customers, from Windows Azure, to Office 15, Xbox games, Skype and Bing.”