Windows and Office continue to be Microsoft™s main cash cows, with a range of additional offerings also qualifying for positions of top earners. There are a range of company divisions pulling in over $1 billion in revenue each year, including Xbox, SQL Server, System Center, Unified Communications, SharePoint, Developer Tools, Dynamics, and Online Advertising. And yet, Microsoft is looking past Windows 8, Windows 9, Office 15 and Office 16, and is revealing that the future will be marked by a technology which is still in its infancy: the Cloud.
œLadies and gentleman, we’re going to a new world. We’re going to a world where not only will every device be connected, but every application, and more importantly every person will be connected. We’re going to a world where you will live, where how you live and how you work, the lines will be blurred, because lifestyle and work style are becoming more and more connected, said Kevin Turner, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer.