Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
Earnings Release  FY12 Q4
Strength in the enterprise
More than 50% of enterprise desktops worldwide on Windows 7
Windows 8 announcements
Release Preview in May
Release to manufacturing in August
General availability on October 26th

Windows Division revenue reflected relative performance in PC market segments. We estimate that sales of PCs to businesses grew approximately 4% and sales of PCs to consumers decreased 1%. Excluding a decline in sales of netbooks, we estimate that sales of PCs to consumers grew approximately 5%. Taken together, the total PC market increased an estimated 0% to 2%. Relative to PC market growth, Windows Division revenue was negatively impacted by higher growth in emerging markets, where average selling prices are lower than developed markets, and the deferral of $540 million of revenue relating to the Windows Upgrade Offer.

Windows Division operating income decreased, due mainly to lower revenue and a $163 million or 10% increase in research and development expenses, primarily associated with the Windows 8 operating system.

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Windows and Windows Live Division
RESULTS (in millions, except percentages)
2012 2011 Change
Revenue $ 18,373 $ 19,033 (3)%
Operating
Income
$ 11,460 $ 12,211 (6)%
FY13 Earnings Release Schedule
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