Compute manufacturing giant Microsoft said on April 19, 2018, that its third quarter profits went up by 19%, as compared to the same period last year. These figures slammed the expectations of analysts and was triggered due to lower-than-expected expenses and strong server and office sales.
On the other hand, the company is already enjoying the good response that it has received from Windows 8. The earnings of the company has also shown that Microsoft has proven itself as a strong and diverse company, but this did not fully silence the doubters. On the whole, the Windows division of Microsoft rose by 23% to $5.7 billion, which is slightly below the projections by analysts.
The company though, has clearly declined to break down revenue from Windows. Gartner analyst, Carolina Milanesi said in an email that that she suspects that most of the revenue came from software upgrades.
Windows 8 might not have been the best platform amongst the competition, but analysts believe that the operating system still has some scope for improvement. Analysts say that Windows 7 was a fine product, while Windows 8 has some rough edges. Moreover, with the release of Windows Blue, the software company is showing some urgency in correcting any flaws in Windows 8 and will look to push the product as a result.