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.’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. 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, 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. reported fourth- quarter unearned revenue, a yardstick of future sales, that topped analysts’ estimates, a sign that the largest software maker will benefit from corporate demand for its programs.
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.
Microsoft Corp.’s Windows sales slumped last quarter as the iPad crimped demand for consumer laptops, marking the first time in 20 years that the software maker reported a smaller quarterly profit than Apple Inc.