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What, We Worry? Not Microsoft

Microsoft sees declining PC sales at a pace worse than analysts would imagine. Microsoft still a distant second in search. Microsoft affected by Apple making a dent in the enterprise. Microsoft's future appears bleak -- until you look at Microsoft's recent financials.

The good news is that the company's latest earnings report ,just released on its Web site, shows nearly every segment of Microsoft's business gaining signficant percentage points over last year. Lync and Dynamics CRM in the Business Division and System Center in the Server & Tools looks like the darlings of their divisions, growing 30 and 20 percentage points respectively over last year's quarter. Disconcerting is the 6 percent drop in Windows sales (which includes Windows Live revenue) from a year ago, which explains why Microsoft said what it said about analysts' PC forecasts. Business Insider, which is prone to hyperbole, sees an upside in this dip.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 01/19/2012 at 11:59 AM

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