Friday, July 09, 2010

Microsoft's billion-dollar club, and what it says about company [TechFlash]

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"So in 10 years we’ve grown eight new billion-dollar businesses," Shaw said, adding that it "shows what we’re capable of doing."

For the record, the first three billion-dollar businesses were Windows, Office and Windows Server. But what are the eight additions over the past decade? I had a good sense for most of them, but I was stumped on a couple, so I followed up afterward and got the list. Before you continue reading, can you guess what they are?

Here you go ...

Xbox
SQL Server
System Center
Unified Communications (Exchange)
SharePoint
Developer Tools (Visual Studio)
Dynamics (ERP & CRM)
Online Advertising (display & search)

Microsoft's billion-dollar club, and what it says about company

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