Microsoft Corp. is telling employees that a reorganization plan by departing Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will go ahead, seeking to reassure senior managers who are concerned that the search for a successor will throw turnaround efforts into disarray.
Microsoft Corp.’s third-quarter profit exceeded analysts’ estimates, buoyed by cost controls and sales of business and server software amid weak demand for personal computers running the new Windows 8 operating system.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, reported fourth-quarter profit and sales that exceeded analysts’ predictions as it benefited from robust demand from corporations and a lower-than-expected tax rate.
Microsoft Corp. fell the most in more than four years after fourth-quarter profit missed analysts’ projections by the biggest margin in at least a decade as demand weakens for personal computers running Windows.
Microsoft Corp. named Amy Hood its first female chief financial officer, putting a 10-year veteran in charge of debt, finances and a growing cash pile at a software maker beset by plunging demand for personal computers.
Microsoft Corp.’s search for a new chief financial officer is pitting Tami Reller and Amy Hood -- the top finance executives at the company’s two most profitable divisions -- against each other, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, said second-quarter profit topped analysts’ estimates as corporate customers bought more Office and server programs and consumers purchased Xbox Kinect motion sensors.
Microsoft Corp. had a bigger gain in multiyear software deals than analysts predicted last quarter, a sign that businesses are flocking to the company’s programs as consumers delay purchases or opt for competitors.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, reported second-quarter profit that beat estimates, lifted by holiday sales of Xbox machines and Kinect sensors, as well as corporate software demand.