Friday, October 29, 2010

A big quarter for Microsoft, from Office 2010 to 'Halo: Reach'

A big quarter for Microsoft, from Office 2010 to 'Halo: Reach':

"The latest installment in the blockbuster Halo video-game franchise generated a gigantic $350 million in revenue for Microsoft in its most recent quarter. But the bottom line in the company's Online Services Division continued to look like the aftermath of a 'Halo: Reach' firefight -- ending up some $560 million in the red.

Those were among the highs and lows in the company's latest quarter, underscoring the challenges that Microsoft faces in the consumer market. But the company's core business technology groups more than picked up the slack -- leading Microsoft to significantly top expectations for overall revenues and profits.

Continue reading for a breakdown of Microsoft's divisional results, with charts."

By Todd Bishop
Tech Flash

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