It’s been a good quarter for Microsoft, who just posted $ 17.41 billion in revenue for its fiscal Q3 2012 — a six percent increase over the same period last year. Operating income was up 12 percent to $ 6.37 billion. All divisions except Entertainment and Devices (home of Xbox and Windows Phone) saw an increase in profit this year, with Servers and Tools seeing the largest uptick ($ 1.7 billion vs. $ 1.35 billion) and Online Services recording a narrower loss ($ 497 million vs. $ 776 million).
The Windows and Windows Live Division — of which 75 percent of all revenue comes from OEMs purchasing licenses to pre-install — saw just a four percent increase in revenue to $ 4.62 billion, resulting in a 5.7 percent increase in operating profit to…
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