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Graphilicious: The Microsoft 2010 Q1 Slides!

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Microsoft (MSFT) announced much better than expected results for its first quarter of fiscal 2010–led by strong Windows and Xbox demand and cost discipline.

While revenue and net income were down, the results were a major surprise given more lackluster estimates.

Here are the software giant’s slides on the financial results, which you can enjoy all weekend long, as well as BoomTown’s liveblog of the Q1 earnings conference call.

Thanks, Bill Koefoed!–but who are those smiley folks on the front slide?

Here are the slides:


FY10 Q1 Slides MSFT


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