Microsoft profits jump 31%

microsoft_logo_basic_smallProfits at Microsoft have sored in the past quarter and in part mostly to the great sales in the Business Division of which the flagship software is Office, Office 2010 has been a great success. Other areas of growth have been in XBox and buoyed by the take up of Kinect in which the Entertainments Division had a 60% growth in the past year , to Bing the search engine growing 14% in revenue. 

“We delivered strong financial results despite a mixed PC environment, which demonstrates the strength and breadth of our businesses,” said Peter Klein, chief financial officer at Microsoft. “Consumers are purchasing Office 2010, Xbox and Kinect at tremendous rates, and businesses of all sizes are purchasing Microsoft platforms and applications.”

Read the full press statement HERE

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