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A Busy Week for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): What’s Next?

Although this is a busy time of the year for most tech companies, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is taking this idea to a new level. The company, led by Steve Ballmer, is making moves throughout a variety of markets.

While most of the attention has been on the company’s recent acquisition of Nokia, this is only the tip of the iceberg. As we dig deeper, paying close attention to everything else the company is doing, it is easy to see that the next few months are going to be very exciting.

A Busy Week for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): What’s Next?

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One Update

On November 22, 2013, Xbox One is set to debit in 13 markets throughout the world. This is big news for the company, as it hopes for big things from the game console during the busy holiday season.

According to Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Marketing, Xbox Strategy and Business, the launch of the Xbox One is going to be the biggest of any console from the company.

Last week, he was quoted as saying “we have sold out of our pre-order supply in the U.S. faster than at any other time in our history.”

Are you Ready for some Football?

Like millions of others, you may have spent your Sunday watching the first week of the 2013 NFL Season. Did you catch Geno Smith’s last second comeback? How about the Cowboys big win on Sunday night?

It is obvious that somebody at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a big football fan. Late last week, just in time for the first game on Thursday, NFL.com Fantasy Football 2013 made its way to the Windows Store. As of early last week, the app is available on Xbox 360 as well as Windows Phone 8 devices (released about a month ago).

More than Football

The NFL season may be exciting to you, but don’t overlook the fact that there is a lot more going on in terms of “games.” According to a recent blog post by the company, “you can now watch the Halo 4 Global Championship video anytime you want.”

What does Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) have in store for an encore this week? Nobody really knows. What we do know is that the company is staying as busy as ever. These hedge fund managers continue to like the fact that MSFT is making waves: Sandy Nairn, Kelly Cardwell, Jeffrey Ubben, James Litinsky, and William Duhamel.

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