LOS ANGELES Jan 24 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on
Thursday raised its fiscal 2008 forecasts for each of its
For the fiscal year ending June, the world's biggest
software maker said it sees Windows client division revenue
growing 13 percent to 14 percent, compared with its prior
forecast of 12 percent to 13 percent growth.
It raised the low end of its server and tools division
forecast to call for revenue growth of 17 percent to 18
percent. That compares with its earlier call for 16 percent to
18 percent growth in the division.
For online services, it sees revenue growth of 37 percent
to 40 percent, up from 33 percent to 37 percent previously.
Microsoft now expects its office business division revenue
to grow 16 percent to 17 percent, up from its prior call for
growth of 14 percent to 15 percent.
Finally, it sees entertainment and device revenue rising 21
percent to 24 percent versus its prior call for growth of 15
percent to 20 percent.
Microsoft also said unearned revenue reached $12.2 billion
in the second quarter.
(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein; Editing by Braden Reddall)