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Microsoft accounting shuffling resulted in higher sales for Windows division

Microsoft’s Windows division has been on something of a roll recently, but a deeper look into the company’s financials seems to indicate that the reported numbers might look better than reality. Information Week has done some deep digging into Microsoft’s recent SEC filings and found that several bookkeeping changes resulted in significantly increased reportings of profits in the company’s Windows division. Revenues that had been assigned in previous quarters to other divisions within the company — mostly the Entertainment and Devices unit which includes highly successful businesses such as Xbox — were, in this past quarter, re-assigned to the Windows operating system division…

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