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Windows 7 Drives Microsoft In Fiscal Q2

1/28/2010 04:38:22 PM Eastern

Redmond, Wash. -
Microsoft reported major gains in revenue and net income in its fiscal second
quarter, due in large part to sales of its Windows 7 operating system.

In its fiscal
second quarter, ended Dec. 31, Microsoft's revenue was $19.02 billion, up 14
percent for the same time last year.  Net
income was $6.66 billion, a 60 percent gain over the prior-year period.

These financial
results include the recognition of $1.71 billion of deferred revenue relating
to the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program and presales of Windows 7 to OEMs and
retailers before general availability.

"Exceptional
demand for Windows 7 led to the positive top-line growth for the company," said
Peter Klein, chief financial officer at Microsoft. "Our continuing commitment
to managing costs allowed us to drive earnings performance ahead of the revenue
growth."

Windows 7 and
Windows Server 2008 R2 launched globally on Oct. 22, 2009, and through the
second quarter, Microsoft reported it has sold more than 60 million Windows 7
licenses making it the fastest selling operating system in history.

"This is a record
quarter for Windows units," said Kevin Turner, COO at Microsoft. "We are
thrilled by the consumer reception to Windows 7 and by business enthusiasm to
adopt Windows 7."

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