In a closely watched earnings report, Microsoft reported revenues and profits that met Wall Street's expectations.
Microsoft reported second-quarter earnings on Thursday of 76 cents a share, with $21.46 billion in revenue. Analysts' consensus estimates were for 75 cents a share on $21.6 billion in revenue.
"Our big, bold ambition to reimagine Windows as well as launch Surface and Windows Phone 8 has sparked growing enthusiasm with our customers and unprecedented opportunity and creativity with our partners and developers," CEO Steve Ballmer said in a statement. "With new Windows devices, including Surface Pro, and the new Office on the horizon, we’ll continue to drive excitement for the Windows ecosystem and deliver our software through devices and services people love and businesses need."
This past quarter represented one of the most pivotal series of product launches in Microsoft's history. The company unveiled its new Windows 8 operating system, its Surface Tablet, and the Windows Phone 8.