Turner said there are 42 million PCs covered by volume-licensing annuity agreements for Vista. He said strong renewals for enterprise agreements are driving the uptake. "Customers are purchasing the rights to Vista because they are planning deployments," he said.
He said deployments were being driven by corporate rollouts, governments and midmarket customers.
Microsoft said its Windows install base will reach another milestone in the next 12 months.
"The install base of Windows computers this coming 12 months will reach one billion," said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO. "If you stop and think about that for a second, by end of our fiscal year '08 there will be more PCs running Windows in the world than there are automobiles, which to me is kind of a mind-numbing concept."
This story, "Windows Vista Sales Hit 60 Million" was originally published by Network World.