Microsoft Posts Huge Profits, But Doesn't Mention Windows Phone

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Microsoft is doing a bit of celebrating right now, if we had to guess. The company just wrapped up another quarter, and the profits are rolling in. They today announced quarterly revenue of $20.89 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011, a 5% increase from the prior year period. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $7.99 billion, $6.62 billion, and $0.78 per share, compared with $8.17 billion, $6.63 billion and $0.77 per share, respectively, in the prior year period.

The Microsoft Business Division reported $6.28 billion in second quarter revenue, a 3% increase from the prior year period, and a 7% increase excluding the prior year recognition of deferred revenue for the Office 2010 technology guarantee program. Nearly 200 million licenses of Office 2010 have been sold in the 18 months since launch. Revenue from Exchange and SharePoint grew by 10% or more over the prior year period, and revenue from Lync and Dynamics CRM grew by more than 30%.

The Server & Tools business posted $4.77 billion in second quarter revenue, an 11% increase from the prior year period, reflecting double-digit revenue growth in Windows Server and SQL Server premium editions and more than 20% growth in System Center revenue. The Windows and Windows Live Division posted revenue of $4.74 billion, a 6% decline from the prior period. Microsoft has sold over 525 million Windows 7 licenses since launch.

The Online Services Division reported revenue of $784 million, a 10% increase from the prior year period. Bing organic US market share grew to 15.1% while Bing-powered US market share, including Yahoo! properties, was approximately 27%.

The Entertainment & Devices Division posted revenue of $4.24 billion, an increase of 15% from the prior period. The Xbox 360 installed base now totals approximately 66 million consoles and 18 million Kinect sensors. Xbox LIVE now has 40 million members worldwide, an increase of 33% from the prior year period.

You know what's not showing up in the smiley-face department? Mobile. There's no mention at all of Windows Phone in their latest public release, which doesn't bode well. Apple never turns down an opportunity to trumpet positive iPhone numbers, and we're guessing that Microsoft wouldn't turn down the opportunity to shout out great WP7 numbers, either. But hey, so long as those dollars are being printed from something...
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LLeCompte replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 1:37 AM

Microsoft makes more money from the deals they struck with OEMs than it does with WP7. WP7 is a cool mobile OS, but it still needs a little help.

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 3:19 AM

Windows Phone 7, while being such a great OS. Has been in a rut for quite a while, it's a shame when Microsoft has to earn it's mobile profits from licensing deals rather then it's own OS.


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The point here is that they keep earning more money and makes them feel good lol

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 9:56 PM

Guess what I got in the mail today! A Windows phone for Sarah. I figured it would be easier for her to use! The phone seems great, even operationally, but guess what, no windows phone does WIFI calling. Yes you could skype etc, and yes it could connect to the internet over my wireless network, but it cannot make calls over WIFI period. So it will be going back home as soon as I get the Samsung I ordered for her, oh and my mother got one as well, it will also be going back on Monday and being replaced with a Samsung Android phone. Stupidity like this is what has killed Windows phone up until now and what will continue to kill it if it keeps being implemented as a valid design choice. Oh and it is a top of the line just released Nokia as well. The phone seems great the decisions seem ridiculously stupid, I was even thinking about maybe switching to one if I liked it, so basically Windows phone lost 3 users in my and my families houses today! That may only be 3 users today but that adds up over time my brother and his wife already have and love iPhones.

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AKnudson replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 12:16 AM

I hate having to buy linceses. :( everytime its like an 80 dollar kick in the nuts, i probably wont have kids because of you microsoft are you happy?

I have a list of computers that i have been refurbishing that i am done on except that i dont have money for lincenses.

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