Windows 7 helps Microsoft to 35% jump in quarterly profits

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Windows 7 isn’t only the best Windows operating system Microsoft have ever put together, it’s also proving to be quite the cash-cow. Following its release, Microsoft have seen a 35% jump in quarterly profits, the release of their latest financial figures reveal.

“Windows 7 continues to be a growth engine, but we also saw strong growth in other areas like Bing search, Xbox LIVE and our emerging cloud services,” said Peter Klein, chief financial officer at Microsoft. “Our record third-quarter revenue along with continued rigor on cost management resulted in exceptional EPS growth.”

However, increased profits and critical acclaim wasn’t enough to keep everyone happy. Though the figures reveal record breaking fourth quarter revenues of $14.5 billion, Microsoft’s share prices fell with the news.

Microsoft remain optimistic however.

“Business customers are beginning to refresh their desktops and the momentum of Windows 7 continues to be strong,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer. “We are also seeing tremendous interest in our market-leading cloud services for business.”

Gerald Lynch