Windows 7 marked a complete turn around for the company
The world’s largest software had built up a user base. Its current operating system Windows Vista brought many innovations, but also frustrations that led to an icy public reception. Microsoft’s be pretty happy with its second quarter results compare to previous two quarters.
The company’s posting a record $19.02 billion in revenue and 14 percent increase year-over-year. Net income / profit was $6.66 billion. It is $1.71 billion in deferred revenue for Windows 7 pre-sales, which in laymen’s terms means money the company made before the fiscal quarter began but couldn’t then claim it because the product (Windows 7) hadn’t yet been delivered to the consumer. Microsoft is claiming to now have “the fastest selling operating system in history” with 60 million licenses sold.