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Microsoft's first quarter: Outlook light; Recession assumed; Office shines; Online doesn't
Microsoft on Thursday handily topped its revenue targets and slid by Wall Street estimates with solid fiscal first quarter results, but cut its outlook for the December quarter. CFO Chris Liddell noted on a conference call that business "clearly weakened" at the end of the third quarter and carried over into October.
This month's Microsoft code name report ready for download
Programming note: Mary Jo Foley has begun compiling a monthly PDF download of Microsoft's code names and trying to sort out the moving parts.Mary Jo's effort is the first in a series of special reports and other features we'll be doing as PDFs.
Ballmer: It's ok to wait until Windows 7; Yahoo still 'makes sense'; Google Apps 'primitive'
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Thursday defended Vista's honor--again--but at least gave a nod to enterprise buyers that planned to skip it and upgrade when Windows 7 launches. He also noted that a Microsoft purchase of Yahoo would still make sense, but there are no talks.