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Microsoft grows in all fields

Staff writer |
Microsoft Corp. announced revenue of $18.53 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $13.42 billion, $6.33 billion, $5.24 billion, and $0.62 per share.

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These financial results reflect the deferral of $113 million of revenue primarily related to Windows 8.1 Pre-sales.

Devices and Consumer revenue grew 4% to $7.46 billion. Windows OEM revenue declined 7%; Windows Pro revenue grew for the second consecutive quarter. Surface revenue grew to $400 million with sequential growth in revenue and units sold over the prior quarter. Search advertising revenue grew 47% driven by an increase in revenue per search and volume.

Commercial revenue grew 10% to $11.20 billion. SQL Server revenue grew double-digits, with SQL Server Premium revenue growing more than 30%. Lync, SharePoint, and Exchange, our productivity server offerings, collectively grew double-digits. Commercial cloud revenue grew 103%.

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