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During its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31, Microsoft said revenue from its Windows division rose 23 percent to $5.7 billion from $4.63 billion a year earlier.


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That's funny according to all you armchair experts Windows is flopping. How can a division rise 23% YOY if its flopping?
 
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During its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31, Microsoft said revenue from its Windows division rose 23 percent to $5.7 billion from $4.63 billion a year earlier.


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That's funny according to all you armchair experts Windows is flopping. How can a division rise 23% YOY if its flopping?

Probably because last year was the tail end of Windows 7 sales and this year accounted for the bulk of new Windows 8 purchases? Obviously a new release will increase revenue over a product that's already been on the market for years.
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What was M$ Revenue for the year W7 was released compared to the year W8 was released in software sales specifically. Not windows phone sales.
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What was M$ Revenue for the year W7 was released compared to the year W8 was released in software sales specifically. Not windows phone sales.


MSFT revenue 1999-2012

actually down from the year previously :-p so MSFT is doing BETTER than it was a quarter after Windows 7 was released.
 
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"Its Windows sales for the quarter included the delayed recognition of revenue from an upgrade offer that allowed Microsoft customers last year to receive the latest Windows operating system, Windows 8, after it was released last fall. Without that deferred revenue, sales in Microsoft’s Windows division were flat, the company said."

this is more reflective of an accounting decision than anything else
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Quick, find any excuse to discredit Windows 8!
 
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"Its Windows sales for the quarter included the delayed recognition of revenue from an upgrade offer that allowed Microsoft customers last year to receive the latest Windows operating system, Windows 8, after it was released last fall. Without that deferred revenue, sales in Microsoft’s Windows division were flat, the company said."

this is more reflective of an accounting decision than anything else

Happens all the time in corporations the world over.
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Quick, find any excuse to discredit Windows 8!

Terrible UI?
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Xbox division is actually starting to really pull it's weight. Nearly one billion in profit I'd imagine is a pretty big step for them.
    
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Xbox division is actually starting to really pull it's weight. Nearly one billion in profit I'd imagine is a pretty big step for them.

With the next gen xbox R&D at ~113 Million USD That's pretty cheap since apparently it's just going to pc architecture. The PS3 R&D was estimated in the billions. If they can roll off to the next gen without RROD type issues then Microsoft will love its Gaming Division.
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