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September 21, 2006 at 10:59 AM

Seattle analyst says Microsoft increasing agility

The quick release of Microsoft’s Soapbox video service suggests the company is finally getting more nimble, according to a comprehensive report by McAdams Wright Ragen’s new analyst, Sid Parakh.

“Though the Soapbox launch lags competition, MSFT’s announcement

comes at a much faster pace than have past product launch plans / announcements … Overall, we believe that MSFT’s brand recognition, opportunities to cross-leverage its broad product portfolio, immense financial clout and persistent attitude will enable it to regain lost ground and be a powerful player in the markets it enters going forward.”

Parakh maintained a “buy” rating and predicted the stock will reach $31 within a year, adding that “patient investors may benefit handsomely.”

Goldman Sachs also released a positive Microsoft note today, suggesting that investors “buy the product cycle” and benefit from the company’s upcoming releases.

The firm suggested a similar approach to Adobe, and noted that SAP will be delivering its next platform and Oracle should benefit from renewed demand for its applications.

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