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Microsoft Expected To Post 77% Earnings Gain In Second Quarter

Analysts believe Microsoft will blow past last year's numbers on the strength of sales of Windows Vista, Office 2007, and Halo 3.

With a full year of Windows Vista under its belt and holiday sales of Halo 3 in the books, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) should post strong results when it reports fiscal second quarter earnings later this month.

Microsoft disclosed Wednesday that it will issue the report on Jan. 24 after the close of Wall Street trading.

Analysts expect the software maker to post per-share earnings for the period of 46 cents on revenue of $15.9 billion, according to a survey by Thomson Financial.

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INehalemEXI3305d ago (Edited 3305d ago )

No wonder MS is wanting to pimp its 360.

Bladestar3305d ago (Edited 3305d ago )

ohh crap... this is bad news to DJ and his gang of anti-microsoft fanboys... and here they are on their crusade and noble quest of telling the word that microsoft is doom and their apocaliptic destruction is apon us....

so... I guess Microsoft and the xbox 360 arent dead yet... now what SOny fanboys? now that kicking, screaming, and all your hate Microsoft didn't stop them from making money... and people like me from making ... hehehe... from making some Dinero!....

What will I get?... should I buy a PS3... or just the xbox 360 ultimate super PS3 killer with the extra cash is comming my way? Losers.

If all the Linux and anti windows armies out there didn't stop microsoft... what make you think that you a bunch of broke Lair blu-ray leg humpers will make a difference?

vasilisk3305d ago (Edited 3305d ago )

Bladestar is calling some people losers.
Talking about oxymoron...

actionjackson3305d ago (Edited 3305d ago )

Honest questions: I understand that taking sides in the console war is fun (and the bickering is also fun, hence N4G), buy why does MS posting 77% earnings make you feel so good?

Are they sharing this good fortune with you?

@ Bladestar
Fair enough. That's an amicable answer.

Bombomb3305d ago (Edited 3305d ago )

its more have to do with xbox fans wanting the 360 to continue to survive because well it kicks @ss in

-software sales
-number 2 in hardware recently
-Xbl is great when its not down
-it has had killa titles with more to come

so with the topic of the article, this will only mean the xbox 360 is not going anywhere and will continue to garnish support from devs looking at the software sales Charts and with MS doing good as a "WHOLE".

so take all I have said and have "Sony butt puppets" on here want the opposite to happen and you see why MS is in this mothaF to stay. On another note MS never made anything on the original xbox for so many people had so at least the 360 is looking much better financially if the money is rolling in.

[edit] Yeah and what he said BELOW.

Bladestar3305d ago

honest answer? ... well.. aside from the fact that Microsoft shares are part of my investment portfolio.... I also like the idea of the xbox 360 being profitable to microsoft for the simple fact that will will ensure the future of the xbox 360 brand... and microsoft willingness to invest lots of money into... which will result on more games, better technology and partnerships... translation = more games and cheaper hardware... which is good for gamers..

vasilisk3305d ago

Real gamers have both consoles mate..
Real gamers would want to play Uncharted AND Mass Effect, MGS4 AND Gears of War 2 and so on.
Obviously you're not one of them...

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Dlacy13g3305d ago

This certainly will bode well for the future of the 360 and its xbox gaming brand.

power of Green 3305d ago

IPTV will boost MSFT market share in gaming by default.

I'm sure theres scores of devs itching to make games for the Xbox platform ontop of the ones more than likely already working hard due to the 360's stellar money making abilities.

season0073305d ago

77% drop after halo is gone?

Multigamer3305d ago

i was wondering when the first dumb comment was coming

power of Green 3305d ago

Theres at least two Halo games in development not that there isn't plenty of games that will appeal to many gamers this year. Lots of European(and others) devs making all kinds of games in different genre's this year for the 360. This isn't the year of the FPS's thats for sure.

Bladestar3305d ago

lol! wow! just wow!... wait let me breath... you have to be the dumbest person on this site if you actually believe that "77% Earnings " is only due to Halo 3.... haha! ... ok... I will let you in a little secret but don't tell anyone... shhh... microsoft also make other products...

here is a small list of some of the products that they sell and make money of... ohh and htis list does not include hardware and other ways to make money including xbox live, xbox.. game studios, etc.

LOL.

Access version 2007 for Windows
AutoRoute 2007
Data Analyzer v. 2002
Digital Image Suite 2006
Encarta® Premium 2007
Excel version 2007 for Windows
Excel for Mac 2004
Expression Blend 1.0
Expression Media 1.0
Expression Studio 1.0
Expression Web 1.0
InfoPath® version 2007 for Windows
InterConnect 2007 (Japan only)
MapPoint® Fleet Edition 2006
MapPoint® version 2006 for Windows
Microsoft Math 3.0
Money 2007 Deluxe Edition
Office 2004 for Mac Professional 12
Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition 12
Office Accounting Professional 2007 (US only) 12
Office Communicator 12
Office Enterprise 2007 12
Office Groove 2007 12
Office Multi-Language Pack 2007 12
Office PowerPoint 2007 12
Office Professional Plus 2007 for Windows 12
Office SharePoint Designer 2007 12
Office Small Business Edition 2007 for Windows 12
Office Small Business Management Edition 2006 12
Office Standard 2007 for Windows 12
OneNote 12
OneNote™ for Office SA 12
Operating System (MSDN) 12
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PowerPoint for Mac 2004 (Standard License) 13
ProClarity Desktop Professional 6.3 13
Project Standard version 2007 for Windows 13
Project Professional version 2007 for Windows 13
Streets and Trips 2007 13
Student 2006 13
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TechNet Plus Direct 13
Virtual PC 2004/ Virtual PC for Macintosh v. 7 13
Visio® Professional version 2007 for Windows 13
Visio® Standard version 2007 for Windows 13
Visual® FoxPro Professional version 9.0 13
Visual® SourceSafe® 2005 13
Visual Studio® 2005 Professional Edition with MSDN Premium 13
Visual Studio® 2005 Professional Edition with MSDN Professional 13
Visual Studio® 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System 13
Visual Studio® Team Edition for Software Architects with MSDN Premium 13
Visual Studio® Team Edition for Software Developers with MSDN Premium 13
Visual Studio® Team Edition for Software Testers with MSDN Premium 13
Visual Studio® Team Edition for Database Professionals with MSDN Premium 13
Visual Studio® Team Suite with MSDN Premium 13
Word version 2007 for Windows 13
Word for Mac 2004 13
Works version 8.0 for Windows 13
SYSTEMS POOL 14
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance 14
Remote Desktop License for Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional 14
Remote Desktop License for Microsoft® Windows® Vista Business 14
Windows® Vista Business Upgrade 14
Windows® Vista Enterprise Centralized Desktop 14
Windows® Vista Enterprise Centralized Desktop for SA 14
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Antigen Enterprise Manager (Services SL) 14
Antigen Instant Messaging Standard ( Device SL) 14
Antigen Instant Messaging Standard (User SL) 14
Application Center Enterprise version 2000 1 processor license 14
Automated Service Agent Monthly Subscriptions 10K Sessions (Add-On SL) 15
Automated Service Agent Svcs Fee 15
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BizTalk® Accelerator for HL7 Enterprise Edition 1.3 1 Processor license 15
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BizTalk® Accelerator for RosettaNet Standard version 3.3 1 processor license 15
BizTalk® Accelerator for RosettaNet Enterprise version 3.3 1 processor license 15
BizTalk® Server 2006 Developer Edition 15
BizTalk® Server 2006 Enterprise Edition 1 processor license 15
BizTalk® Server 2006 Standard Edition 1 processor license 15
Commerce Server Enterprise Edition 2007 15
Commerce Server Standard Edition 2007 15
Commerce Server Developer Edition 2007 15
Compute Cluster Pack 2003 15
Connected Services Framework Device & User CAL 3.0 15
Connected Services Framework External Connector 3.0 15
Connected Services Framework Server 3.0 15
Connected Services Framework Standard Server 3.0 15
Connected Services Framework SBE Order Handling 3.0 15
Connected Services Framework SBE Server Billing 3.0 15
Content Management Server Enterprise version 2002 1 processor license 15
Content Management Server Standard version 2002 1 processor license 15
Core CAL Suite (User &Device) 15
CRM 3.0 External Connector 15
CRM 3.0 Professional CAL 15
CRM 3.0 Professional Server 15
CRM 3.0 Small Business CAL 16
CRM 3.0 Small Business Edition Server 16
CRM Application Integration 1.2 16
CRM Customer Service 1.2 Module 1.2 16
CRM Customer Service Pro User 1.2 16
CRM Customer Service Standard User 1.2 16
CRM Sales Module 1.2 16
CRM Sales Pro User 1.2 16
CRM Sales Standard User 1.2 16
CRM Suite Module 1.2 16
CRM Suite Pro User 1.2 16
CRM Suite Standard User 1.2 16
Customer Care Framework 16
Customer Care Framework CAL 16
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Data Protection Management License 2006 16
Data Protection Management Server 2006 16
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Encarta Academic (User SL) 16
Encarta Premium (User SL) 16
Enterprise CAL Suite (Device & User) 16
Exchange Hosted Archive (User SL) 16
Exchange Hosted Archive Extra Storage (Add-on SL) 16
Exchange Hosted Continuity (User SL) 16
Exchange Hosted Encryption (User SL) 16
Exchange Hosted Filtering (Device SL) 16
Exchange Hosted Filtering (User SL) 16
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Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise CAL without Services (Device & User) 16
Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition 17
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Exchange Server 2007 Standard CAL (Device & User) 17
Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition 17
Forefront Client Security (Device SL) 17
Forefront Client Security (User SL) 17
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Forefront Client Security Management Console with SQL Server 2005 Technology (Services SL) 17
Forefront Security for Exchange Server (Device) 17
Forefront Security for Exchange Server (User SL) 17
Forefront Security for Exchange Server (Add-on SL) 17
Forefront Security for SharePoint (Device SL) 17
Forefront Security for SharePoint (User SL) 17
Forefront Security for SharePoint for Internet Sites (Add-on SL) 17
Forefront Security Suite (Device SL) 17
Forefront Security Suite (User SL) 17
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Forms Server 2007 (Device CAL) 17
Forms Server 2007 (User CAL) 17
Forms Server 2007 for Internet Sites 17
Host Integration Server 2006 17
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Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) Enterprise Edition 2006 (25 Processor) 17
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Learning Solutions Developer E-Reference Library (User SL) 18
Learning Solutions Helpdesk Support E-Reference Library (User SL) 18
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Learning Solutions MCP 5 Exam Vouchers/Month (Services SL) 18
Learning Solutions MCP 25 Exam Vouchers/Month (Services SL) 18
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MapPoint Web Services Professional (Services SL) 18
MapPoint Web Services Standard (Services SL) 18
MapPoint Web Services Standard (User SL) 18
MapPoint Web Services Standard 1MTrx Add On (Add-on SL) 18
MapPoint Web Services Standard 50kTrx Add On (Add-on SL) 18
MapPoint Web Services Standard 100kTrx Add On (Add-on SL) 18
Office Business Scorecard 2005 – Device CAL 18
Office Business Scorecard 2005 – User CAL 18
Office Business Scorecard External Connector 2005 18
Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005 18
Office Groove Enterprise Services (Device SL) 18
Office Groove Enterprise Services (User SL) 18
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Office Live Communications Server Enterprise Edition 2005 18
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Office Live Communications Server 2005 User CAL 18
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Office SharePoint™ Server 2007 Standard CAL (User SL) 19
ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3 19
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Project Server 2007 CAL(Device SL) 19
Project Server 2007 External Connector 19
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Softgrid External Connector for Terminal Services 4.1 20
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System Center Reporting Manager 2006
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TechNet Plus Single Server
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IntelligentAj3305d ago

Come on man why would you say something so stupid. Do you really think Halo accounted for that boost? It helped but that came from Vista and the other business software which has been and will be MS's staple. Use your sense.

Bombomb3305d ago (Edited 3305d ago )

all you had to add was "liscencing fees" to that and you see where MS makes it's money.

Also that new "synch" software for cars I've been seeing on the commercials or something like that

IPTV have not launched...

and wait till this comes into fruition
http://www.popularmechanics...

Flying_Squirrel3305d ago

Blade - you made me laugh man, I'm thinking that subtle responses may not be in your nature but nonetheless I think they may have got the message :)

gogators3305d ago

but only Ford I believe offers it right now. I think most people know MS has a lot of products and we certainly don't need to see them all listed.

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