Windows 7 officially ended its support on January 14 this year, exiting the historical stage, which was supposed to be Windows 10’s last chance, and Microsoft’s last, but the sudden outbreak disrupted Microsoft’s rhythm. Microsoft today issued a earnings warning, saying the new crown outbreak will cause sales such as Windows and Surface to fall and fall short of previous expectations.
Microsoft said demand for Windows remained strong and in line with expectations, but due to the outbreak, supply chain returned to normal operations at a slower pace and Windows OEM, Surface and other businesses were negatively impacted by expectations, so it expects the third quarter of fiscal 2020 (calendar year q1 2020) More personalized computing revenue will not be as high as the previous forecast of $10.75-11.15 billion.
However, other business expectations remained unchanged in the third quarter.
The so-called More Personal Computing business includes product lines such as Windows OEMs, Windows Enterprise Products and Cloud Services, Surface, Xbox, Bing Search, and Advertising.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, Microsoft’s more personalized computing business revenue was RMB13.2 billion, the largest of The Three Major stakes in Microsoft’s business sector, but the slowest, up only 2% YoY.