Windows remains in a revenue rut, with commercial sales up courtesy of Windows 10 but with consumer sales down as individuals continue to eschew PCs, Microsoft's latest earnings report revealed this week.
Specifically, Windows revenue was up 6% during the September quarter to approximately $4.6 billion, or about 42% of the total for the More Personal Computing group, the accounting line containing Windows.
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Microsoft again attributed the growth to sales of commercial-grade licenses – Pro or Professional versions – to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), the computer makers that assemble and sell PCs, and to what it labels "Windows Commercial," which is largely composed of volume license sales of the operating system's Enterprise and Education SKUs (stock-keeping units).
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