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Wall Street Watch Wednesday: Microsoft Sweetens the Pot for Investors

Microsoft wants to reward its patient shareholders: The world's largest software company announced Tuesday after the market close that it would be increasing its quarterly dividend by 15%. But as impressive as the dividends are, the market would gladly trade them for one thing.

Goldman: Here's What Microsoft Needs to Change

The investment firm wants to see Steve Ballmer & Co. jack up the dividend beyond the recent 23% increase, design a coherent consumer strategy and exhibit leadership when it comes to cloud computing. The coming launch of Windows Phone 7 will be a key indicator of Microsoft's prospects.