Microsoft Reports Record Q2 Numbers

Posted: Jan 29 2010, 11:22am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:08pm CDT, in News | Technology News


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Today Microsoft released their second quarter results. Once again, the mighty beast of Redmond is back on top. After some difficulties and losses last year, Microsoft recorded record profits in this quarter. Their total quarterly revenue was $19.02 billion, a 14% increase from last year.

Microsoft's operating income this quarter was $8.51 billion, their net income was $6.66 billion, and their diluted earnings per share reached $.74. Most of the credit for Q2's success goes to Windows 7, which sold more than 60 million licenses during that period. That makes Windows 7 the fastest-selling OS in history, at least according to Microsoft.

I don't think any of us expected Microsoft's slump to last very long. They could be in for some more trouble later this year, though. Windows Mobile 7 is launching soon, and its success is very far from a 'given'.

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