Archive for June, 2012

Office version stats

Saturday, 2nd June, 2012

Anyone got any?

Kev emailed me asking and it dawned on me that I had no idea. So I did a bit of ratching around and here is the official smurfonspreadsheets Office adoption estimate.

Reasoning: I saw a figure of 200 million Office 2010 sales (soz cant find the link now), I estimate around 600 million windows pcs. I still speak to lots of people on 2003. there do seem to be a few major corps starting to look at migrating to 2010 (and often from win xp to win 7 too)


  • Office 2010 – 20 – 30%
  • Office 2007 – 20 – 30%
  • Office 2003 – 30 – 40%
  • Others – 10%

Thats my made up estimate (plus or minus 10%)- whats yours and why?

I would also add that I think a lot of larger cos are still on 2003 or maybe 2007, it seems the smaller cos that have made the move to 2010. and of course consumers, who have no choice. (Many big cos are buying 2010 licences with downgrade rights to keep their estate consistent).

I don’t really hear about many cos on anything before 2003. 2003 is under extended support until 2014 so there are still a couple of years left before big cos are really under pressure to move.

Office 15 is starting to look more like Office 2013 than Office 2012, although I guess they could always decouple the release date and the name to avoid superstition.

What do you reckon?