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Microsoft reports strong third-quarter

Microsoft announced its third-quarter 2019 results in a press release. Highlights are Revenue was $30.6 billion and increased 14% percent.Operating income was $10.3 billion and increased 25 percent.Net income was $8.8 billion and increased 19 percent.Diluted earnings per share was $1.14 and increased 20 percent. An impressive result by any standard. In the last five […]

Surface Go: Tempting, but no iPad challenger

At NZ$700, Surface Go rounds out the bottom end of Microsoft’s tablet-to-laptop range. It’s a small, thin tablet with a 10-inch screen. No doubt people will compare it with another small, thin 10-inch tablet: Apple’s NZ$540 iPad. Before going further, we should be clear, the tablets come from different ranges. They have different design perspectives. […]

How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown

As Microsoft refocuses to chase enterprise cloud opportunities, Google has an opportunity to lead the productivity software market. It has taken a decade, but now G-Suite can challenge Office. Almost every office worker of my generation spent years working with Microsoft software. For a while Windows was, in effect, a monopoly. Any other operating system […]

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus

Since taking over as Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella has remade the company. What was a PC giant is now a cloud and enterprise computing giant. And that has implications for Windows. Microsoft’s latest financials underline the change. In the three months to December 2017 the company’s revenue was almost US$29 billion. Of that, what Microsoft […]