Microsoft’s new CFO make a major appearance before analysts with Morgan Stanley. Despite a down economy, Peter Klein had an optimistic message; Microsoft has a slew of new products, including new versions of Office, Visual Studio and SQL Server on the way. Datamation looks closer.
As the rest of the economy begins to reawaken, Microsoft’s prospects for the next couple of years are starting to look a bit like the good old days.
That was the prognosis Microsoft’s new CFO, Peter Klein, presented to financial analysts on Tuesday at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.
Klein, an eight-year company veteran, replaced former CFO Chris Liddell late last year.
In January, Microsoft announced record sales and earnings for its second quarter of fiscal 2010, which ended Dec. 31. At that time, executives credited hefty sales of Windows 7, which shipped during the quarter, for much of the turnaround in the company’s fortunes.