Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
Earnings Release  FY11 Q4
Server & Tools product momentum with strength in the cloud
Record year with revenue of $17.1 billion, up 11% Y/Y
Margin improvement with 19% growth in operating income Y/Y
Strong growth in Windows Server, System Center and SQL Server
Windows Azure building customer and partner momentum

Server and Tools revenue increased reflecting growth in both product sales and Enterprise Services. Product revenue increased $1.4 billion or 11%, driven primarily by growth in Windows Server, SQL Server, Enterprise CAL Suites, and Windows Embedded, reflecting continued adoption of Windows platform applications. Enterprise Services revenue grew $337 million or 11%, due to growth in both Premier product support and consulting services.

Server and Tools operating income increased due to revenue growth, offset in part by higher operating expenses. Cost of revenue increased $366 million or 13%, primarily reflecting a $323 million increase in expenses from providing Enterprise Services. Sales and marketing expenses increased $264 million or 6% reflecting increased fees paid to third party enterprise software advisors and increased corporate marketing activities.

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Server and Tools
RESULTS (in millions, except percentages)
2011 2010 Change
Revenue $ 17,096 $ 15,378 11%
Operating
Income
$ 6,608 $ 5,539 19%
FY12 Earnings Release Schedule
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