Microsoft's Outlook Trumps Current Earnings

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which advisor Charly Travers discusses topics across the investing world.

As owners of Microsoft shares, we at Million Dollar Portfolio are pleased that the company continues to grow its operating income at a double-digit rate and that it will set an all-time company record for free cash flow this fiscal year. But the Windows 8 launch earlier this year is the most important event for the company since Windows 95. Will Windows 8 allow Microsoft to burst onto the tablet scene to challenge Apple's dominance? Or is it too ambitious a platform that will frustrate users reliant on a keyboard and mouse?

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At the time this article was published Charly Travers has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and Microsoft.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendApple and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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