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Microsoft Corp. reported income in the last quarterly $20,890 $ billion by 2011, representing an increase of 5% compared to the same period of the previous year. During the quarter, operating earnings, net earnings and diluted per share earnings were $7,990 million $, $6,620 million and $0.78 per share, respectively, compared with $8,170 million $, $6,630 billion $ and $0.77 per share, respectively, during the same period of the previous year. The previous year results reflect the recognition of deferred income by $224 million in relation to the Office 2010 technology guarantee program.

"Produced solid financial results, even as we prepare for a year of releases which will accelerate many of our main products and services", said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. "Once the Consumer Electronics Show, we are receiving very positive reviews of our new phones and PCs, as well as a very positive response to our new style of design Metro, which will unify the experiences of consumers in all our phones, PCs, tablets, and television in 2012".

However in particular there are products that are losing market according to the latest numbers of global analysis on Windows.
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Percentages of users of Windows XP - operating system that already has 11 years - increased in January 2012 in December 2011.

If effective, the news could cause concern at Microsoft, since it would indicate that users are not interested in migrate to newer versions of Windows. The transfer of the trend of the current scene, would mean that Windows 7 will have a long life and that users will not have greater hurry to install Windows 8.

The report of Net Applications not only shows that Windows XP is still the most widely used operating system in the world, with a 45% share, but also increased 46,52% from December 2011, 47,19% in January 2012.

Windows 7, however, shrank from 36,99 per cent in December 2011, to 36,40 in January.

Other statistics from Net Applications for January 2012:
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** View: 8.22%
** OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard): 2.95%.
** OS X 10.7 (Lion): 2.18%.
** Others: 3.06%.

Television-related businesses

Microsoft has frozen negotiations with media companies to launch a broadcasting television programmes and films online service, said people familiar with the discussions.

The technological giant held talks for a year with partners in programming and hoped to announce the service over the coming months. But he backed by deciding that license costs were too high for the business model that Microsoft envisioned.

Earlier versions of the Microsoft TV system included a number of advanced applications, be able to change channels with voice and movement control.

Like Netflix, Microsoft service had also allowed users the option of paying a monthly fee for a package of programming different from local satellite television or cable companies. But unlike Netflix, Microsoft had hoped to be able to offer shows that are now on television and signal live, which was a proposal at a much higher cost.

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Microsoft's Business Division reported revenue of $6,280 million in the second quarter, representing an increase of 3% over the same period of the previous year, as well as an increase of 7% to exclude the recognition of deferred revenues related to the Office 2010 technology guarantee program. Some 200 million licenses of Office 2010 have sold in the 18 months since its launch. SharePoint and Exchange income increased 10% or more over the same period of the previous year, and Lync and Dynamics CRM revenues increased more than 30%.
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"There was great demand for our products and business services, however the weakness of the PC market and continued economic uncertainty in the major countries of the world", said Peter Klein, Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft. "We obtained profits per share record because we continue to manage our costs as we invest for future growth."

Windows and Windows Live Division generated revenue of $4,740 billion, representing a decrease of 6% over the same period of the previous year. Microsoft has sold more than 525 million licenses of Windows 7 since its launch.

The Online Services Division reported revenue of $784 million, which represents an increase of 10% over the same period of the previous year. Organic Bing in the US market increased 15.1%, while the market share driven by Bing in United States, including Yahoo! properties, was about 27%.

The entertainment and devices Division reported revenue of $4,240 million, which represents an increase of 15% over the same period of the previous year. The installed base of Xbox 360 today is approximately 66 million consoles and 18 million Kinect sensors. Xbox LIVE now has 40 million subscribers worldwide, an increase of 33% over the same period of the previous year.

"In addition to the continuing strength of our commercial business, this holiday season was the strongest in the history of Microsoft, due to high sales and attractive like Xbox 360 and Kinect products," said Kevin Turner, operating director of Microsoft. "We are seeing tremendous enthusiasm for new Ultrabooks with Windows 7 and the new Windows Phones devices, as well as one increasing round Windows 8 expectation".
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Forward-looking statements

Statements in this release relating to "forward-looking statements" are based on expectations and current assumptions subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially due to factors such as:

risks of implementation and competitive when you change to computing based on the cloud;
difficulties in the Microsoft business model;
the intense competition in all markets of Microsoft;
the ability of Microsoft to protect its intellectual property rights; claims that Microsoft has violated the rights of intellectual property of third parties;
the possibility of dissemination, without authorization, important parts of the source code of Microsoft;
vulnerabilities of real or perceived security in Microsoft products that might negatively affect our revenue or lead to legal problems of civil liability;
improper disclosure of personal data could result in damage to the reputation of Microsoft;
failures or interruptions in the services that we offer to customers directly by a third party where Microsoft fails to maintain adequate operating infrastructure;
litigation and Government regulations that affect the way Microsoft designs and markets its products;

the ability of Microsoft to attract and retain talented employees; delays in product development and product launches programming; substantial investments which are not accepted by customers or that generate no revenue increases; adverse changes in economic conditions, interruption in networks of partners or sales channels, or the availability of credit that could affect the value of our portfolio of investments or the demand for products and services from Microsoft; negative results in legal disputes; no advance tax obligations; problems in the quality and distribution of hardware products of consumption of Microsoft or its vertically integrated hardware and software products; damage to goodwill or Amortizable intangible assets that generate a charge to earnings; exposure to increased uncertainties economic and legal to operate a global business; geopolitical conditions, natural disasters, cyber attacks and other catastrophes that harm the business of Microsoft; and acquisitions and associations of risk that negatively affect the company.
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