InformationWeek: Microsoft has released its quarterly earnings report, and its Windows sales disappointed many analysts. Sales of the flagship operating system were down 30 percent compared to a year ago, with revenue of $5.05 billion. "Competitors' successes in tablets and smartphones have caused unprecedented competitive pressure for Microsoft's core Windows/Office franchise and consumer segment," said Sandeep Aggarwal of Caris & Company.
However, Microsoft's overall earnings of $0.77 per share beat expectations of $0.68 per share. The company's operating income for the quarter totaled $8.17 billion.