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Microsoft Employment Growth By Category

Todd Bishop crunched the numbers from Microsoft’s annual report and came up with this chart showing how the number of people Microsoft employs in different categories has changed over the last 13 years:

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Interesting how the focus doesn’t shift terribly, just changes the rate at it increases (and never decreases). The R&D flatline from 03-05 can’t have helped Vista get out the door, and the manufacturing line could be very much based on Xbox production cycles.

August 8th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Corporate, Xbox 360, Xbox | one comment



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  1. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by smarthowto | August 9, 2007

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