SharePoint: A Partner Cash Cow
While it will be more than a month until Microsoft is ready to discuss results
of its fiscal year that ended in June, tidbits are already coming out. One is
that sales of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server topped $1 billion again.
It would've been surprising if SharePoint sales had dropped, since the product
hit the $1-billion-a-year run rate some time ago. But in announcing the figure,
Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop revealed another more interesting
number for Microsoft partners: "In the year ahead, we estimate that partners
like you will generate $5.4 billion from selling SharePoint," he said.
Posted by Scott Bekker on July 09, 2008 at 11:58 AM