Friday, November 12, 2010

Microsoft Altered Windows Sales Numbers

Internal bookkeeping change handed $259 million in additional revenue to Redmond's OS unit.

Microsoft's most recent Windows sales totals got a boost from the fact the company quietly added revenues it previously assigned to other groups to its operating systems unit, a bit of accounting legerdemain that, along with other bookkeeping moves, helped the Windows group post big gains in the past quarter, according to an InformationWeek analysis of the software maker's SEC filings.

Continue reading the InformationWeek story by Paul McDougall

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