Welcome to another edition of WPD Bits where we wrap up the week by throwing out quick pieces of news from the world of Microsoft. You might have noticed last week that Bits went on hiatus. The reason? Last week, off-topic news about Microsoft did not exist as Windows 8, a plethora of partner devices, and the Surface RT hit retail.
This week’s edition is a little light as we go over some of the highlights from BUILD 2012 and a major app milestone not mentioned during the event. Keep reading to scarf down your weekly serving of Bits!
Windows 8 sells 4 million upgrades during first weekend
Just how successful was Windows 8 on launch weekend? According to Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer this week at BUILD 2012, the company moved four million upgrades during the three day span alone. The number was well ahead of most predictions, which proves that the combination of a powerful new interface, a billion dollar marketing push, and a low entry cost can make sales magic happen. Unfortunately the company didn’t share Surface RT sales, but that was to be expected. [ Source: