Microsoft sees 60% jump in profit, boosted by Windows 7

Microsoft has reported a 60% jump in profit, thanks largely to “exceptional demand” for Windows 7.Net profit came in at $6.66bn (£4.13bn) for the three months to 31 December 2009, up from the $4.18bn it made in the same period a year earlier.It also reported record revenues of $19.2bn, which comfortably beat analysts’ forecasts. see:Microsoft rises on record sales of Windows 7
Microsoft reported record sales of its new Windows 7 operating system, which helped the company post a 60 per cent increase in quarterly profit.The world’s biggest software maker said it expected business technology spending to recover this year as it recorded net profit of $6.7 billion, or 74 cents per share, for its fiscal second quarter, against $4.2 billion, or 47 cents per share, a year ago. in PC Sales Lifts Microsoft’s Earnings [AP]
Microsoft said Thursday that its earnings in the second quarter rose 60 percent, helped by a rebound in personal computer sales.The PC industry bounced back during the 2009 holiday shopping season after one of its roughest years to date.

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