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Microsoft Posts Strong Quarter: Profits of $4.29 Billion

11:51 am on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The success of the new Halo 3 video game has helped Microsoft post its strongest first quarter results in eight years, with profits soaring by 23 per cent.

Fervent sales Windows and Office for the quarter ended September 30 also helped achieve profits of $4.29 billion, up from $3.48 billion the year before.

It is the sharpest gain in first-quarter sales for Microsoft since 1999.

Microsoft Posts Strong Quarter: Profits of $4.29 Billion [business.timesonline.co.uk]