Check out TheStreet's in-depth coverage of the top issues to pay attention to if you're trading Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report before and after its Sept. quarter earnings.

1. Microsoft's Earnings: 8 Important Things to Watch

TheStreet's tech columnist Eric Jhonsa writes that Azure growth, Windows sales trends and stock buybacks are among the top things to keep an eye on in the software giant's fiscal first quarter.

2. Microsoft's Price Chart Shows It's Ready to Rally to New Heights

RealMoney technical analyst Bruce Kamich says that Microsoft's price hasbeen stuck in a relatively tight five-month trading range, but its charts and indicators appear bullish.

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Microsoft Shares Are Worth Paying Up For

TheStreet's Michael Wiggins argues that Microsoft's financial position is rock solid and thus its shares, while not cheap, are worth paying a premium for.

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