Windows 7 reaches 10% PCs Wordlwide, Microsoft Record third-quarter revenue

Microsoft’s 3rd-quarter revenue is $14.50 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2010, a 6% increase from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.17 billion, $4.01 billion and $0.45 per share. The company said Windows revenue was up 28%, compared with […]

Microsoft’s 3rd-quarter revenue is $14.50 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2010, a 6% increase from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.17 billion, $4.01 billion and $0.45 per share. The company said Windows revenue was up 28%, compared with the same quarter a year earlier, driven by strong demand for Windows 7, saying the new operating system is now running on more than 10% of PCs worldwide, six months after its launch -- making it the fastest selling operating system in history. It's a sharp contrast from widespread problems that were plaguing Vista, the Windows 7 predecessor, at this point in its product life cycle. “Windows 7 continues to be a growth engine, but we also saw strong growth in other areas like Bing search, Xbox LIVE and our emerging cloud services,” said Peter Klein. “Business customers are beginning to refresh their desktops and the momentum of Windows 7 continues to be strong,” said Kevin Turner. “We’re also seeing tremendous interest in our market-leading cloud services for business.” The results include deferral of $305 million of revenue relating to Office 2010 Technology Guarantee program.

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