Times look tough, financially, and they might be getting tougher soon. So you
know what that means: As always, Microsoft makes more money. Redmond is due
to reveal its financial results on Thursday, and already the press and Wall
Street watchers are using phrases like "sharp
rise in profits."
Now, as the Reuters story linked explains, part of that "sharp rise"
stems from Microsoft's deferral last year of more than $1 billion in revenue.
Still, while the rise might not be as sharp as it first appears, it's still
a (potential) rise, and a pretty impressive one at that. Hopefully it bodes
well for Microsoft partners, too, who should, in theory, benefit from Redmond's
Last week, we asked you what you're doing -- if anything -- to prepare
for a recession. We'll have your responses in RCPU tomorrow. Since Microsoft
won't announce earnings until Thursday, and since we no longer have a regular
Friday edition, we'll have to save analysis of Microsoft's earnings for next
There's still time to send us your thoughts on how a recession would affect
you. The address, as always, is [email protected].
Posted by Lee Pender on 01/23/2008 at 1:21 PM
IT professionals overseeing operations in organizations increasingly will need developer expertise associated with cloud services as well, according to an IDC study, announced on Monday.
Microsoft was ordered to pay $20 million and take measures to assure child privacy under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), per a Monday U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement.
Microsoft 365 services, including Exchange Online and the Outlook on the Web App, were disrupted on Monday, June 5 due to a problematic Microsoft service update.
Microsoft is ending support for Cortana -- the company's voice-activated virtual assistant -- in Windows 10 and 11.
Here's how to set up your own developer account (no, you don't need to be a developer to take advantage of it).
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