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Windows 7 Pushes Microsoft to Record Earnings

What a difference a product release makes. Windows 7 has been given high marks by reviewers and customers alike and it is quickly picking up the slack from the maligned Windows Vista. Strong sales for Windows 7 can only mean one thing: big earnings for Microsoft

However, Microsoft's outstanding third calendar quarter was not limited to just Windows sales. There were other factors, from product sales to running the corporate ship. Datamation has all the facts and figures.

Exceptionally strong sales of Windows 7 helped drive Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to another record quarterly performance, company executives said today.

For the third quarter of Microsoft's fiscal 2010, ending March 31, the company turned in revenues of $14.50 billion, up 6 percent from the same period a year ago, while earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter came in at $0.45, a gain of 36 percent.

Analysts polled by Thomson Financial in advance of the announcement had expected Microsoft to turn in revenues of $14.38 billion and EPS of $0.42 for the quarter.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Microsoft Credits Windows 7 for Record Earnings