Windows OS, Online Take Bite Out of Microsoft Earnings

Microsoft's Q4 earnings report was mainly good news in that the company exceeded analysts' expectations, but there are signs that cash cows like the Windows OS may not be delivering in the quarters to come. Mainly, it seems businesses are still ready to buy and upgrade older systems, but consumers are looking elsewhere. (Venture to guess what they're buying?)

Other highlights: The Entertainment division came through, though, with its incredibly popular Xbox and the ecosystem growing around it. And the Business Division has delivered 12 percent more revenue in the year-over period. The Online Division's Q4 was $66 million in the red, due to operating costs of $728 million.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 07/21/2011 at 11:59 AM


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