U.S. stock futures rose, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will rebound from yesterday’s 2.2 percent slide, its second-biggest drop in 2012. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), the world’s largest software maker, advanced 0.6 percent in German trading. S&P 500 futures expiring in September, climbed 0.3 percent to 1,322.3 at 10:43 a.m. in London. The equity benchmark tumbled yesterday as evidence of a global slowdown in manufacturing added to U.S. housing and labor-market reports that were worse than economists’ estimates. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures expiring the same month gained 40 points, or 0.3 percent, to 12,542 today. In Europe, a measure of German business confidence dropped to its lowest level in more than two years today. The Ifo Institute’s business-climate index, based on a survey of 7,000 executives, decreased to 105.3 in June from 106.9 in May. Economists had predicted a decline to 105.6, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey. Microsoft gained 0.6 percent to $30.31. Two people familiar with the matter said that the company’s Surface tablet computer will go on sale without the ability to connect to mobile-phone networks. Microsoft’s decision may enable it to keep costs down, said Ben Bajarin, an analyst at technology consulting business Creative Strategies.