Microsoft’s Office, Surface, and cloud businesses lead Q2 results

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Microsoft posted the second quarter of its 2020 financial results today, reporting revenue of $36.9 billion and net income of $11.6 billion. Surface and gaming are both up, and revenue from Windows licenses has also increased just as Windows 7 support comes to an end.

Microsoft’s Surface revenue jumped massively during the same quarter a year ago, on the back of a Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones launch. It pushed Surface closer to a $2 billion business. This year, Surface revenue has also increased by 6 percent to $1.9 billion.

Microsoft launched its new Surface Pro X device with an ARM-based Qualcomm SQ1 processor inside, and also refreshed its typical Surface lineup. The Surface Pro 7 got the…

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