Microsoft today announced a decline in revenue for Windows OEM licensing. The company announced a 5% decline in Windows OEM revenue (in constant currency):
- Windows OEM Pro declined 6%, ahead of the commercial PC market with strong license sell-in
- Windows OEM non-pro declined 3%, outperforming the consumer PC market driven by higher premium and mid-range device mix
- Windows volume licensing grew 3% CC with annuity revenue growth partially offest by transactional revenue decliens
- IP licensing revenue decreased due to lower units and a higher mix of low royalty devices
It is worth noting that Microsoft’s Surface business had a pretty impressive growth, and Azure, Office, Xbox Live also showed a decent growth.