Analyst Commentary

Microsoft refuses to rest on its laurels — and it pays off




Microsoft shows its ability to change strategic course despite its legacy IT roots

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) managed to accelerate corporate revenue growth for the fifth consecutive quarter in CY1Q18, to nearly 16%, an impressive feat given the company’s almost $27 billion in revenue. Growth was wide-spanning, driven primarily by cloud assets such as Azure and Office 365, but strongly supported by double-digit server software growth. Microsoft’s financial performance and recently announced engineering reorga...

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