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Cost controls, Office/Server & Tools strength, and perhaps the news of CFO's Peter Klein's...

Cost controls, Office/Server & Tools strength, and perhaps the news of CFO's Peter Klein's pending departure are helping Microsoft (MSFT +3.2%) trade near $30 again following its FQ3 report. Bernstein, encouraged by the Office 365 disclosure, thinks "Microsoft is already the 2nd largest enterprise cloud vendor," with a $1.4B-$1.6B/year run rate (ed: Microsoft's estimated FY13 revenue is $79B). ReadWrite's Mark Hachman, however, doesn't like the fact no fresh details are provided on Win. 8 licenses. If Klein was pushed out, he doesn't suggest it in a memo. (CC transcript)

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  • wigit5
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    The dude has been working for 30 years, and in his position surely amassed enough wealth to do whatever he wants now so I think he is choosing to go out on top rather than anything else.
    19 Apr 2013, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • Dougmayer
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    So either MSFT can continue to grow without good traction on
    Win 8 or Win 8 is doing OK . Either way .... though I hope it is the former.
    19 Apr 2013, 03:55 PM Reply Like
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