Msft and orcl jointly buy emc/vmw where by orcl gets the emc storage business and msft gets vmw software division. speculation suggests at $32 emc price and a $120 vmw price. msft has the cash on hand to make the deal work. msft is desperate to buy something with a future(windows is dead) and orcl wants storage co. everybody wins in this tieup. my guess is this weekend the deal gets inked.
You stated in your post that Microsoft's Windows product is dead Their results yesterday are mainly based on the Windows product
"Microsoft posted earnings after the bell yesterday that beat Wall Street expectations. The software behemoth said net income totaled $5.4 billion, or $0.62 per share, compared to $3.6 billion, or $0.40 per share, in the same quarter last year. Revenue rose 25%, to $16.2 billion."