Microsoft (MSFT) -1.9% following its FQ1 miss, which featured ugly Windows division figures...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft (MSFT) -1.9% following its FQ1 miss, which featured ugly Windows division figures (hurt by both demand and inventory changes), and a slowdown for Office and Server & Tools - coming in the wake of Intel and IBM's numbers, that's bound to heighten fears of an enterprise IT slowdown. Two silver linings: Microsoft's unearned revenue balance (tied to subscriptions) rose 13% Y/Y to $17.7B, and the company said on its earnings call Windows sales picked up in September as OEMs began to prepare for Windows 8's arrival.