Lync joins other Microsoft products in the billion dollar club! With the release of the Q4 earnings, Microsoft has disclosed that is now taking in over one billion US$ and revenue grew 30% This is fantastic news to those of us watching in the Lync space.
As part of the earnings call, Microsoft also divulged that Skype delivered 162 billion call minutes this quarter. My wife calls her dad every day and they chat for an hour – so I know where a few hundred of those minutes come from – but 162 billion is a lot of call time. I suspect many telcos would love to have that call volume (well that volume in PAID calls anyway!).
Tom Arbuthnot has a few more comments about this over on his blog. It makes interesting reading.