With signs of the global slowdown possibly spilling over into global stock markets, all eyes are firmly trained on major stocks as they report. In terms of technology, companies such as Microsoft serve as bellwethers for the broader sector. Perhaps that's why Microsoft's earnings report has investors riled, but are their concerns justified? Watch the following video to find out.

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