Microsoft has reported estimate-beating quarterly sales and profits.
The software giant said its net income in the first three months of its financial year were 17% higher at $5.2 billion.
Microsoft's commercial division was behind the increase, and the company said the next three months - which include the Christmas period - should see growth of 8%, against an earlier forecast decline.
This will be down to the launch of the next generation Xbox device, as well as stable demand for PCs from corporate clients.
Windows sales fell by 7%.