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Software Has Been Berry, Berry Good

As Chico Escuela might say, software has been berry, berry good to Microsoft. And despite the over-hyped Google threat, Microsoft keeps printing money faster than the U.S. mint (though slower than a Chinese bank these days).

Case in point: the most recent fiscal year wherein Redmond brought in over $60 billion (and by Redmond, I mean the company, not the magazine, unfortunately).

The only dark cloud is on the Web, where Microsoft actually lost almost half-a-billion dollars. Microsoft, as it has shown with the Xbox and ERP applications, can weather some rather massive losses as it waits for its strategy to succeed. My opinion? Online services are no different.

Disagree? Tell me where I'm wrong by writing to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 21, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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