Microsoft profit dips ahead of Office revamp

File photo of Microsoft CEO Ballmer speaking in front of Microsoft products at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the CES in Las VegasSEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp's quarterly profit edged lower as Office software sales slowed ahead of a new launch, offsetting a solid but unspectacular start for its Windows 8 operating system and sending the company's shares down 1.4 percent. The results mark a stark change from the 1990s, when Microsoft was the unchallenged king of computing and the release of a new Windows operating system would supercharge sales, generate excitement and generally boost its stock. …

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Microsoft profit dips ahead of Office revamp

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