Goodwill


Notes to Financial Statements

NOTE 9    GOODWILL

Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill were as follows:

 

(In millions)   

Balance as of

September 30,

2011

    Acquisitions     Other     Balance as of
December 31,
2011
 


Windows & Windows Live Division

   $ 89      $ 0      $ 0      $ 89   

Server and Tools

     1,144        0        0        1,144   

Online Services Division

     6,373        54        0        6,427   

Microsoft Business Division

     4,119        2,843        (35     6,927   

Entertainment and Devices Division

     812        4,272        (1     5,083   


 


 


 


Total

   $   12,537      $   7,169      $   (36   $   19,670   
    


 


 


 


 

(In millions)   

Balance as of

June 30,

2011

    Acquisitions     Other     Balance as of
December 31,
2011
 


Windows & Windows Live Division

   $ 89      $ 0      $ 0      $ 89   

Server and Tools

     1,139        7        (2     1,144   

Online Services Division

     6,373        54        0        6,427   

Microsoft Business Division

     4,167        2,843        (83     6,927   

Entertainment and Devices Division

     813        4,272        (2     5,083   


 


 


 


Total

   $   12,581      $   7,176      $   (87   $   19,670   
    


 


 


 


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.