In a statement, Microsoft gave a nod to Windows 7, but did talk up the success of Bing search and Xbox Live. However, Microsoft is really a Windows 7 story. Windows revenue was up 28 percent from a year ago. Microsoft estimated that 10 percent of all PCs are now running Windows 7.
By the numbers:
- Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live unit reported third quarter revenue of $4.41 billion, up from $3.35 billion a year ago. Operating income surged to $3.06 billion from $2.27 billion a year ago. Clearly, Windows 7 carried the team.