This looks like a pretty good buy here. They're releasing Windows 8 and their new tablet / laptop hybrid "Surface" today. Microsoft seems to have a habit of being slow to catch up to the trends, but when they do, they generally bulldoze over the ones that got there first. Case in point, almost sending Apple and Xerox out of business with Windows in the 90's. All the reporting software (Crystal, Actuate etc) has been taken over with Microsoft's SSRS software. Their database is now surpassing Oracle (the previous big dog on the block) with it's performance... so on and so forth.