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Big jump in Microsoft profits expected

Microsoft Corp. is expected to report a big first-quarter profit jump on Thursday, boosted in part by strong Halo game and Office software sales.
Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is one of the largest employers in the Silicon Valley, with operations in Mountain View and about 1,850 local employees.

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EasilyTheBest2606d ago (Edited 2606d ago )

...what companies are making more than this. Microsoft haters will find fault Im sure.

Sheikh Yerbouti2606d ago (Edited 2606d ago )

Because you can have a jump in profits and still be disappointed. Imagine if the 360 had a 100% jump in sales in Japan, would you think it was outselling the PS3...no.

This doesn't absolve the real issues Microsoft has.

EDIT: Another disagree...am I going to ever get an actual reply?

IHateYouFanboys2606d ago

"This doesn't absolve the real issues Microsoft has."

finding a bank big enough to hold all their massive profits? selling too many operating systems? being the number 1 HD console of this generation?

SyphonFilter2606d ago

nice spin,putting hd since you know Wii is the real number one console if we are talking about sales. never knew being in last place in Europe and japan meant #1 hd console.1 year headstart and they let Sony get close with 3.6 with them heading to 3rd eventually guaranteed.

Mystogan2606d ago (Edited 2606d ago )

Japan and Europe are not the world..Nice spin, saying last place in Europe when its only like 300k behind lol, that will definitely change when Kinect comes along.

Ps3 can have japan.

Elven62606d ago

European sales figures were released?

Sheikh Yerbouti2606d ago (Edited 2606d ago )

@ all you mofos.

Microsoft has struggles like any other business. I know you are sucking at the teats of Microsoft, but come on! Stop being fanboys for two minutes.

You'd think Microsoft owned all the money from what you say. It doesn't...far from it. Its lags market share - behind Google, Apple and Nintendo without exception - meaning apples to apples, Microsoft is getting whipped by the competition in all areas. You have to aggregate all their business division to boast large numbers.

But Nintendo doesn't make an operating system or phones. Apples doesn't have a search engine. Google doesn't have a console. You fanboys have no idea of what you are talking about-compare division to division. But noooo...talking bad about Microsoft hurts your infantile feelings!

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You are one of the biggest fanboys going. "Finding a bank big enough to hold all their massive profits." LOL. Don't be a moron. It is all relative, and Microsoft is just having its ups and down. Sorry, but this article proves diddly.

After all they have lost in the past few quarters, we should expect some increase.

feelintheflow2606d ago

While google owns a big chunk of the search engine business and apple owns the ipod business and nintendo owns handheld gameing and consoles this generation... Microsoft absolutely obliterates everyone else in Computer operating systems. I would be very happy killing it in that category and being relevant in all those other catagories. Bing is slowly gaining market share, Zune is a critical success although not a sales success and the 360 is raking in the money through live and about to launch kinect that will boost the bottom line. So yes, while its easy to say MS doesn't do anything great, they do a lot of things good and absolutely completely dominate the O/S market. There billions in revenue may not be what experts or even some shareholders want, although we forget they started paying billions in dollars out in dividends a few years ago, so if they kept it, like Apple and Google do, they would make even more profit. Calling it like I see it.

AAACE52606d ago

You can view it anyway you want, but the fact remains that there aren't rumors going around of Apple considering to buy Nintendo or MS, so they must be doing something right!

Sheikh Yerbouti2606d ago

You know what is hilarious? Many consider this a site for Sony fanboys. The vast majority of your comments tell me that 360 fanboys are alive and well on this site. I don’t mean you guys are trolls or anything, but you appear to this unabashed belief that Microsoft is the greatest thing since sliced bread and all the ups and downs typical for organizations trying to maintain market share and dominance in their respective businesses never occurs.

Everyone knows Microsoft has the predominant OS for computers. Everyone knows Microsoft Office is the predominant software suite for business. Most are aware that Microsoft has large margins from having little operating overhead, typical for a software company. What you fail to know is this doesn’t guarantee success in other areas, nor does it mean Microsoft is meeting all its internal business goals.

Companies, principally shareholders are looking for growth...a return on their investment. It is why a Microsoft has ventured out to try new businesses, leveraging their margins to compete against the Sony’s, Apples, and Nintendo’s. It is just not doing a good job at it. The existence of Microsoft isn’t in question. It isn’t “doomed”. It is just struggling.

Most of you don’t remember when General Motors made washing machines, or even when Motorola were into network systems instead of just phones. These were large companies, still large companies, who were beaten by smaller companies and had to retreat back to their core competencies just to remain relevant. There is a reason Microsoft was compared to IBM in the 80’s. IBM is still around, but it is not a brand in my household like it was in the 80’s. These things happen, and Microsoft is no that different than any other large company.

That’s just the reality of it. Everyone can put their hand over their eyes and ears, press the disagree button and go back to believing, like Nihilism, that Microsoft has enough money to pay for both the Bush and Obama stimulus package, the war in Afghanistan, and Obamacare. But while I present facts, and not just my views, you can go off a live in your fanboy fantasies.

Nuff said. Now go learn something before you reply.

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Christopher2606d ago

Halo sales next to no real impact on their profit. It's all about OS and Office product sales. We're talking about less than 1% of their overall profit when you take Halo into consideration.

Gago2606d ago

just a few moments before there was an article on how M$ is dying

Windows 7 is selling like hotcakes, Xbox 360 is doing great, Windows 7 phone just released last week and already has 5% of the phone market

jesus j christ

Sheikh Yerbouti2606d ago

Fanboys scouring the interwebs for an answer to CNN article. FAIL.

Fox012606d ago

I look forward to seeing you on the next Microsoft/X360 article

Mystogan2606d ago

Betamax, Mini-Disk, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, HiFD and MusicClip

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RockmanII72606d ago

@Sheikh you act like MS = Xbox, MS also has a bunch of other things, primarily Windows.

@IHateYouFanboys @Syphon No One Cares, STFU and go outside.

Sheikh Yerbouti2606d ago (Edited 2606d ago )

IMHO XBox is probably the shining light for Microsoft. It is the other areas that having/have had problems. Kinect may be just the thing for Microsoft.

I fail to see your point. You probably don't see it either.

jden282606d ago

I agree, now for the rest of you...
If you have Dish network and there dvr it's powered by M$, own a new ford with sync tech thats powered bye M$, use a blu-ray player the av1 codec used for video is powered by M$, and for every failure of M$ to enter a new market ala Zune & Bing they tend to hand around making new interation after interation until they get it right...

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MultiConsoleGamer2606d ago

Windows Phone is more likely to blame for the jump in profits.

The Lazy One2606d ago

despite your sarcasm, WP7 has only been out for a few days. Even if it were selling like crazy it wouldn't be responsible.

lowcarb2606d ago

Haters=free advertisement.