Even given the lackluster sales of its Surface tablet, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) just had a great first quarter. Revenue is up, margins are solid, and the company is sitting on a gigantic stack of cash.
The reasons for Microsoft's continued growth aren't as glamorous as a heavily publicized tablet, but they could help keep the company afloat while it works on reaching the top of the tech industry once again. In the video below, Fool contributor Caroline Bennett takes a closer look at Microsoft's successful quarter.
It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In this brand-new premium report on Microsoft, our analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, the challenges are many. He's also providing regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.