Microsoft: Product delays take a toll

Summary:It has taken a while, but the myriad product delays across all of Microsoft's product groups have finally caught up with the company.Microsoft (MSFT) announced its Q4 2000 earnings on Tuesday, with results indicating less-than-stellar growth from Microsoft's two main revenue sources: Windows and Office.

It has taken a while, but the myriad product delays across all of Microsoft's product groups have finally caught up with the company. Microsoft (MSFT) announced its Q4 2000 earnings on Tuesday, with results indicating less-than-stellar growth from Microsoft's two main revenue sources: Windows and Office. And the picture for Q1 2001 isn't looking a lot brighter. Microsoft officials conceded that relatively cautious Windows 2000 deployments, coupled with delays in its next-generation server applications and tools, also might have contributed to a mediocre Q4 and less-than-bullish Q1 2001 forecast. Full story to follow. -- Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet News

Topics: Microsoft, Operating Systems, Servers, Software, Windows

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