Analyst Commentary

Cloud propels Microsoft past revenue expectations

Microsoft nearly doubles Azure revenue, driven by hybrid use cases and new workload adoption

Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) beat expectations in CY4Q17, delivering another cloud-boosted quarter with commercial cloud year-to-year revenue growth accelerating to 57%. Commercial Cloud performance was driven largely by stable revenue growth rates of Office 365 and Dynamics 365 and reinvigorated Azure growth of 98% year-to-year. Microsoft’s unique combination of on-premises server software, Azure public cloud and Azure...

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