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,

2012

    Acquisitions     Other     Balance as of
December 31,
2012
 


Windows Division

   $ 89      $ 0      $ 0      $ 89   

Server and Tools

     1,144        211        0        1,355   

Online Services Division

     223        0        0        223   

Microsoft Business Division

     7,903        6        23        7,932   

Entertainment and Devices Division

     5,107        27        (6     5,128   


 


 


 


Total

   $   14,466      $     244      $     17      $   14,727   
    


 


 


 


 

(In millions)   

Balance as of

June 30,

2012

    Acquisitions     Other     Balance as of
December 31,
2012
 


Windows Division

   $ 89      $ 0      $ 0      $ 89   

Server and Tools

     1,144        211        0        1,355   

Online Services Division

     223        0        0        223   

Microsoft Business Division

     6,893        979        60        7,932   

Entertainment and Devices Division

     5,103        27        (2     5,128   


 


 


 


Total

   $   13,452      $     1,217      $       58      $   14,727   
    


 


 


 


The measurement periods for purchase price allocations end as soon as information on the facts and circumstances becomes available, but do not exceed 12 months. Adjustments in purchase price allocations may require a recasting of the amounts allocated to goodwill retroactive to the periods in which the acquisitions 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 business dispositions and transfers between business segments due to reorganizations, as applicable.