Microsoft's Q2 2013 earnings report is in, and the company is announcing revenue of $21.46 billion — just a 2.7 percent increase from the same period last year. Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.76 and Microsoft recorded $6.38 billion net income. While PC sales are slowing down, Microsoft's Windows division posted revenue of $5.88 billion, a 24 percent increase from the prior year thanks to the launch of WIndows 8. Microsoft reiterated its 60 million Windows 8 license figures, with no extra details on its momentum.
The Windows division also revealed that 60 percent of enterprise desktops worldwide are now running Windows 7, highlighting the way businesses are moving away from XP to a more modern OS. Non-OEM revenue grew 40 percent thanks to Windows 8 upgrades, Surface, and volume licensing deals.
The Server & Tools division saw a nine percent increase in revenue to $5.19 billion from the same quarter a year ago, with Microsoft associating the increase with "double-digit" growth in SQL Server and System Center. Microsoft's business division posted $5.69 billion of revenue, a decline of 10 percent from the same quarter last year.
Microsoft's Entertainment & Devices division saw an 11 percent decline from last year, with $3.77 billion of revenue. This division is responsible for Xbox and low-cost consoles over the holiday period won't have helped revenue there.
Microsoft will hold a conference call later today and we'll update you accordingly.
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