Analyst Commentary

Hybrid IT looks good on Microsoft’s top and bottom line



Increasing lifetime customer value helps Microsoft achieve cloud goals

Microsoft’s (NYSE: MSFT) revenue grew 12% year-to-year in CY3Q17, achieving double-digit revenue growth for the first time since CY2014. This growth, combined with continued operating margin improvement, showcases the maturity of Microsoft’s cloud business and that customers are bought-in on Microsoft’s hybrid cloud vision, which sustains opportunities for on-premises software. Microsoft’s relentless focus on increasing lifetime customer value...

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