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Microsoft Q2 Earnings, Windows 8: Ballmer’s Up, Stock Is Down

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer sounds sky high, but investors seem tepid and perhaps skeptical. Backed by Windows 8, Microsoft announced “record revenue” of $21.5 billion for its Q2 ended Dec. 31, 2012. Ballmer said Surface tablets, Windows Phone 8 and the re-imagined Windows have “sparked growing enthusiasm with our customers and unprecedented opportunity and creativity with our partners and developers.” But many investors turned a deaf ear to Ballmer, and Microsoft’s shares dropped a bit in after-hours trading today. Missing amid all the noise: Any m (IT news)