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Microsoft: Mum's again the word on Windows 8 sales

Gregg Keizer | April 22, 2013
Company keeps Windows revenue on even keel by pushing licenses to enterprises

But Microsoft's move -- going aggressive on enterprise agreements to prop up Windows' revenue -- is smart, Moor said, even if it's discounting those agreements: It gains some breathing room to get its mobile strategy in order.

"If you can lock [enterprises into Windows] for however long it takes to get competitive in tablets, you've won," said Moorhead. "They'd have bridged that gap [between PCs and tablets] during the transition, and mitigated the risk to the company's revenue."

 

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