Saturday, October 20, 2012

Microsoft Reports Dip in Quarterly Profits and Revenues [Windows IT Pro]

Excerpt from a Paul Thurrott review of Microsoft's latest quarter
"The most interesting trend, however, is the widening gap between Office, which is actually Microsoft’s biggest business, and Windows, which most view as the soul of the company. But Windows isn’t even number two anymore: The Business division that sells Office contributed $5.5 billion in revenues to the quarter, far above the Windows figure. And even Server & Tools outperformed Windows, raking in $4.5 billion in revenues.
These figures make one wonder why the Windows division is given such control within the company. After all, both Server and Office were prepping major updates in the previous quarter, too. But both of those businesses continued to perform strongly."
Microsoft Reports Dip in Quarterly Profits and Revenues
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