The Great Reckoning
The numbers are in. And they stink.
- By Scott Bekker
- September 01, 2009
Think this year's been tough? Microsoft's numbers for its fiscal year ended June 30 demonstrate in detail what a brutal environment Microsoft partners have been operating in for the last 12 months. Here's how other areas of Microsoft's business changed compared to the 12 months ended June 30, 2008:
|Business Division||-<1%||$18.9 billion|
|* Includes business units not listed|
• Microsoft Dynamics Billings were off 7 percent for the year.
• Don't look for any extraneous -- or even previously core -- spending from Microsoft in the current fiscal year. Last year, and in 2008, operating expenses were $38 billion. For the year ending June 30, 2010, Microsoft is telling the financial community its operating expenses will fall between $26.6 billion and $26.9 billion.
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.