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Microsoft talks shop

At a meeting with analysts, the software giant opens up about research spending and software sales, new hires and executive shuffling.

At a meeting with analysts, the software giant opens up about research spending and software sales, new hires and executive shuffling. Plus: Steve Ballmer waxes enthusiastic.


Microsoft plans to launch an enhanced version of its MSN service this fall as part of its efforts to tap broadband users for online subscriptions, according to MSN's head.
July 25, 2003


Chairman Bill Gates says the software giant is exploring ways to develop a music download service similar to Apple's iTunes.
July 25, 2003


Microsoft is moving ahead with plans to more tightly integrate the development of Windows, Office and its other programs--and much of these efforts are tied to Longhorn.
July 24, 2003


Microsoft's CEO overflows with enthusiasm about the future of technology and Microsoft's place in it. Its CFO gives a more measured view.
July 24, 2003


Chairman Bill Gates says the company is raising its research spending to $6.8 billion this year. That spending increase should translate into 5,000 new jobs.
July 24, 2003


The software giant plans to use a Thursday analyst meeting to tout, among other things, strong sales of its Windows Server 2003 operating system.
July 23, 2003


The software giant is set to announce plans on Thursday to reorganize its executive ranks, with an emphasis on improving financial management.
July 23, 2003


The company's chief financial officer is expected to tell analysts this week how it is investing its pile of cash, which is double what it was three years ago.
July 21, 2003

previous coverage

Despite beating sales targets, Microsoft reports lower fourth-quarter earnings than expected, hit by the costs of a legal settlement with AOL Time Warner.
July 17, 2003


The software maker plans to start giving employees grants of stock rather than options to buy shares as part of a shift in the way it compensates its employees.
July 8, 2003