"Driving the beat: The majority of Microsoft’s various divisions, which all posted revenue increases, save one. Strong Windows 7 adoption allowed the company’s Windows and Windows Live Division to post revenue of $4.62 billion, a 4 percent increase over the year prior. Its Server & Tools business posted $4.57 billion in third-quarter revenue, a 14 percent increase from the year prior. Revenues were up 9 percent at Microsoft’s Business Division which reported $5.81 billion in revenue. And they were up 6 percent at Online Services, which posted $707 million in revenue.Microsoft Earnings Surprisingly Better Than Expected - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD
That leaves Entertainment & Devices, which was the big loser this quarter. It posted revenue of $1.62 billion, a decrease of 16 percent. Evidently, some of the shine is starting to come off the Kinect."
Friday, April 20, 2012
Microsoft Earnings Surprisingly Better Than Expected - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD
Remember the good old days, when single-digit year-to-year percentage growth would have been a disaster for Microsoft, or when bundling Office with Windows (as Microsoft will do with Windows RT) would have been unthinkable?