Goodwill


Notes to Financial Statements

NOTE 8    GOODWILL

Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill were as follows:

 

(In millions)   

Balance as of

June 30,

2011

    Acquisitions    

Purchase

Accounting
Adjustments

and Other

    Balance as of
September 30,
2011
 


Windows & Windows Live Division

   $ 89      $ 0      $ 0      $ 89   

Server and Tools

     1,139        7        (2     1,144   

Online Services Division

     6,373        0        0        6,373   

Microsoft Business Division

     4,167        0        (48     4,119   

Entertainment and Devices Division

     813        0        (1     812   


 


 


 


Total

   $   12,581      $       7      $     (51   $   12,537   
    


 


 


 


We do not expect any of the amounts recorded as goodwill to be deductible for tax purposes. The measurement period for purchase price allocations ends as soon as information on the facts and circumstances becomes available, but will not exceed 12 months. Adjustments in the purchase price allocation may require a recasting of the amounts allocated to goodwill retroactive to the period in which the acquisition occurred. Any change in the goodwill amounts resulting from foreign currency translations are presented as “other” in the above table. Also included within “other” are transfers between business segments due to reorganizations, as applicable.