Microsoft posts record results

Microsoft has posted record quarterly results for the three months ending 31 December.

Microsoft has posted record quarterly results for the three months ending 31 December.

The company’s second quarter saw sales of £6bn, an increase of 7% on the same quarter last year. More impressive were net profits - they reached £1.92bn compared to the previous year’s £860m, an increase of well over 100%.

"Our record revenue came from across-the-board strength in both our business and consumer segments," said John Connors, Microsoft chief financial officer.

The server and tools business grew 18% against last year and customer adoption of SQL Server remains robust with over 25% year on year sales growth, said Connors.

Microsoft said Exchange 2003 marked its one-year product anniversary launch during the quarter and had enjoyed the fastest ever adoption rate of Exchange licences ever.



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