Microsoft Sees 27% Revenue Increase

It may only have a Zune, not an iPhone or iPod, but Microsoft had a great quarter nonetheless.

In early numbers from Microsoft prior to its quarterly financial results call to analysts this afternoon, the company reported revenue gains of 27% annually to $13.76 billion, and net income nicely higher by 23% annually to $4.29 billion, in what the company is calling its fastest first quarter of growth since 1999.

Could this possibly be a Halo 3 "halo effect?"  Microsoft itself places the credit on Vista.  We did notice there was no credit given to Office.