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Microsoft's Fiscal 2009 Q1: The good, bad and (not so) ugly

There are a lot of write-ups around the Web aboutMicrosoft's first quarter earnings for fiscal 2009, which the company announced on October 24, so I won't waste a lot of time recapping them here. Instead, here are a few links to interesting tidbits revealed during yesterday's earnings call.

There are a lot of write-ups around the Web aboutMicrosoft's first quarter earnings for fiscal 2009, which the company announced on October 23, so I won't waste a lot of time recapping them here.

For its first quarter ending on September 30,Microsoft reported net income of $4.37 billion, or 48 cents a share, on revenue of $15.06 billion. Wall Street was expecting earnings of 47 cents a share on revenue of $14.78 billion. As expected, the Redmonians did lower its guidance for the coming year.

A few pointers to some noteworthy items: