thanks to Martin, I thought these were interesting facts!
"MSCOM is made up of more than 20,500 URL's and hosts 16 million pages and is available in more than 30 languages.
According to available metrics, http://*.microsoft.com received 35.4 billion page views in FY06. On average http://*.microsoft.com receives 229 million unique users per month. The Australian site alone generates more than 2.2 million unique users per month and more than 22 million page views per month.
Nielson rates Microsoft.com as the 4th most visited website in the world, capturing approximately 9% of the total global internet audience.
We do know that, on average, customers complete 1.2 billion downloads from download.microsoft.com each month, there are approximately 182 million clip art and 12 million Office template downloads every month, and 350 million PC's and Servers are served with updates each month via automatic updates – although this does not represent all downloaded files from Microsoft.com. On average 96 million search queries are received worldwide to search.microsoft.com each month but this does not represent all search queries on Microsoft.com web sites."