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Microsoft reported its fiscal Q1 2014 revenue, and things are actually looking pretty solid for Redmond. For the three-month period ending on September 30th, GAAP Revenue was up 16% to $18.53 billion from about $16 billion, and operating income was up from $5.31 billion to $6.33 billion. The numbers include $113 million of deferred revenue from Windows 8.1 pre-sales. Revenue generated by Surface sales rose to $400 million, which bodes well for Microsoft’s homegrown tablet platform as the company debuts its new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 devices. It’s also interesting to note that although... Read more...
Whatever you may think about Steve Ballmer and his tenure in the big chair at Microsoft, you have to admit that the man’s good for a show. At his final companywide meeting before he retires in August, which took place in Seattle’s KeyArena, Ballmer reportedly brought them to their feet during his tearful farewell while the Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'” (which was played at Microsoft’s first meeting way back in 1983) and Dirty Dancing’s "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" blared. He also referenced a quote from that first meeting when he said: "We have... Read more...
The news about Windows 8.1 has been steadily dribbling out ever since Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talked about it at the BUILD event this summer, but the actual availability of the Windows 8 update has been unknown. The Verge says that its sources have confirmed that Windows 8.1 won’t be pushed out to consumers until October, which leaves at least a month and a half before the average joe will be able to enjoy the upgrades. This timeline jibes with an earlier report that PC makers will get the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version this month, which would give manufacturers time to bake in... Read more...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wrote a lengthy email and memo to the company today detailing a new direction for Microsoft, including a massive reorganization and revamped focus. Primarily, Microsoft will no longer operate as a series of islands, with many departments all working on different projects; instead, under the banner of “One Microsoft”, the company’s many groups will all contribute holistically to developing products and services. Microsoft will be organized according to function, so the major groups will be: “Engineering (including supply chain and datacenters),... Read more...