If this is indeed the post-PC era as some are claiming, it isn’t having the kind of detrimental effects that one would expect it to have on Microsoft’s fiscal health. The Redmond-based software leviathan on Thursday announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 and the numbers are better than Wall Street’s expectations. Hit the jump for more.
The cloud outage season that began with the PlayStation Network outage seems to be having an extended run as web services just can’t stop tumbling. Microsoft was one of the companies that encountered problems with their web services last week. Redmond’s trouble revolved around its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). While all issues were resolved quickly, the BPOS team did not forget to apologize for BPOS’s relative lack of productivity during the week. Hit the jump for more.