What you need to know: This weblog captures key data points about the global telecoms industry. I use it as an electronic notebook to support my work for Pringle Media.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Azure and Office 365 Shine for Microsoft
Microsoft reported a 3% increase in revenue on a constant currency basis for the quarter ending December 31 to 25.7 billion US dollars. Its Intelligent Cloud division, which sells the Azure proposition, and its Productivity and Business Processes division, which is responsible for Office 365, led the growth. The More Personal Computing division struggled, dragged down by declining Windows Phone sales and declining revenues from Windows itself.
However, Microsoft did report a 30% increase in Xbox Live users to 48 million, together with "strong growth" in Xbox Live transactional revenue. Source: Microsoft presentation