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Microsoft announces record $16.2 billion revenue

By Matthew ยท 39 replies
Oct 28, 2010
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  1. Microsoft has posted a record high $16.2 billion revenue with a profit of $5.41 billion for its fiscal 2011 first quarter ending September 30. That's an increase of 25% from the same period last year. "This was an exceptional quarter, combining solid enterprise growth and continued strong consumer demand for Office 2010, Windows 7, and Xbox 360 consoles and games," said Microsoft CFO Peter Klein. In fact, the company reported yearly growth across all business segments.

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  2. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Posts: 124

    Developers, developers, developers
  3. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Windows 7 ftw I guess.

    I honestly still dont get the whole Bing deal, I've used it a few times and found google to be much more effective.
  4. dawgtothebone

    dawgtothebone TS Rookie

    I just got office 2007 a few months ago on my personal computer......healthy and sustaining business pc refresh cycle..*cough cough* :p
  5. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 116

    I did not add to Microsoft's earnings because Tech-Spot alerted me of "The New Efficiency Program" of Microsoft.... So got got my copy of Ultimate W7 for free. Cool beans I know.
  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Look at the picture, now imagine that what he's saying is: "We are 'not' evil."

  7. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Maybe now they can pour more resources into Zune and PC gaming
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Man. I bet if you go to 4chan that pic has so many different captions.
  9. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Wow they are doing exceptionally well are they not.
  10. Afroaggie

    Afroaggie TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I have to agree it just seems to be a little to flashy for my liking, but I can see how people who use the internet search engine as something to do could enjoy the extra feature set that comes along with it.
  11. Zoner1501

    Zoner1501 TS Enthusiast Posts: 51   +14

    I see him as doing the "Little Bunny Foo-Foo" Song
  12. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    PC gaming for the win baby
  13. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    THat might be all well and good, but they've ruined their own IM client
  14. peteyhawkins

    peteyhawkins TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Why is it 2010 is literally just out on the pc, microsofts platform, yet office 2011 is out already for mac, and looks even better aethetically
  15. ceejay949

    ceejay949 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    I salute Microsoft for the Windows 7. They really did a good job.
  16. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 599   +56

    Dito. It was nice to get it before everybody else too, albeit by only about two weeks.
  17. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    $5 Billion Profit... Wow... That'll make your momma proud.
  18. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    bing isn't bad, but i can't find any reason to switch from google.
  19. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    Microsoft has one big hit on there hands windows 7 is amazing and windows 8 is 2 years away all is good from the M$ camp.
  20. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,446   +349

    It's a matter of product cycles. Historically Mac versions of the Microsoft Office software (at least ones with a year as part of their title) have been released a year after the Windows version (or at least named for the year after the original windows release). This has been true since Office 97/98 and if anything, helps separate the two different versions of Office. As for aesthetics, it basically is the same except it is in OSX colors and fonts (and I guess because of the menu bar you have a built in "classic" mode).
  21. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    The major portion on profit contributed by Window 7. Microsoft is such a big company with lot of products in market. But there major portion of profit is still comes from OS. Windows 7 is huge hit that caused Microsoft to post strong profit this year.
  22. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    Despite these figures, I think MS needs to succeed in mobile space and constantly reinvent itself according to market trends, to ensure that its long term future is bright.

    Another thing which IMO MS needs to look is enormous complexity of existing windows OS, and perhaps start thinking of revamping it in order to make it more efficient, less of a resource hog, and provide best possible experience to users.
  23. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    :O , do they not have Windows 7/office? They're quite ok w/o more stuff.
  24. 63Jax

    63Jax TS Enthusiast Posts: 84

    they can invest some money in to pc gaming now and don't let it die, rich bastards:)
  25. SSaywell

    SSaywell TS Rookie Posts: 39

    "Windows 7 was my idea" I feel that part of that money is mine to be honest.

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