Where Will Microsoft Spend in 2007?

 
 
By Mary Jo  |  Posted 2006-07-20 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For fiscal 2006, Microsoft's revenues hit record levels, even if profits declined. Microsoft also announced on July 20 that it is planning to undertake an up-to $40 billion stock buyback program. Microsoft also reminded company watchers where it plans to spend its money in FY 2007: About $450 million on marketing and launch-related costs; $450 million on sales force and general marketing growth; $1 billion in "the development of high-growth products and new products and services"; $500 million on online services (including adCenter, Office Live, CRM Live, Live.com, Search, etc.); and $300 million in general costs and unallocated acquisitions.

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