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Microsoft WPC 2011 by the numbers

By Colin Steele

LOS ANGELES — Here’s a numerical look at some of the factoids tossed around at today’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynote:

12,000: Partners in attendance
640,000: Microsoft partner organizations around the world
15 million: Employees working for those partners
580 billion: Dollars in revenue those partners generated this past year
19: Where the Microsoft partner ecosystem would rank, if it were a country, on the list of each country’s GDP (between Indonesia and Switzerland)
58: Percent of Microsoft partners working with the cloud today
41,000: Partners that identify themselves as primarily cloud partners

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