Revenue rose 18% to $20.5 billion, meeting analysts' forecasts.
The company got a big boost from the Xbox and Kinect, sales of which grew 56% over last year. But Windows lifted earnings, with profit soaring 16%.
"While there is still work to do, we are optimistic that the bets we've made on Windows devices position us well for the long-term," said chief executive officer at Microsoft.
Windows seems to have a future that will cover many porducts (PC's, phones, tablets, games, cloud, etc.). The professional world is still very much in the Windows' camp.
definitely an amazing quarter all things considered. Many analysts were predicting doom and gloom, and boom, MSFT just killed the EPS estimates.
After the weekly options expire is when we are going to see the true pop that reflects the solid beat they just had.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Way to go MSFT! Windows division rev up 23%