Microsoft has turned itself into a lean, mean machine for generating funds.
The release of the fourth-quarter earnings of the computer giants on Thursday showed growth in all key business segments over the prior year. Microsoft has also broken some impressive records, such as the company, which for the first time in its history, achieved sales of more than $ 100 billion.
The past fiscal year was also its own for the Microsoft gaming business of high growth – for the first time, a turnover of $ 10 billion. That puts the Xbox maker ahead of Nintendo, which generated more than $ 9 billion in revenue over the past fiscal year, behind Sony, which raised more than $ 1
Meanwhile, sales of Microsoft's Surface product line alone came in the fourth quarter, up 25 percent to $ 1.2 billion. Microsoft-led LinkedIn also increased its revenue by 37 percent in the quarter and its membership to more than 575 million.
It was, in other words, a story that destroyed it company-wide. Microsoft has outperformed earnings estimates every quarter since the beginning of 2016, and CEO Satya Nadella told analysts during a earnings presentation that the company still has a long way to go. "Our chance," he said, "has never been greater."
"We will continue to innovate and invest in our solutions to serve our customers and their unmet and unmet needs, and with this tremendous opportunity comes a great deal of responsibility, working relentlessly to trust in everything we do That's why we'll continue to build trust in the industry, promote customer privacy, drive industry-wide cybersecurity initiatives, and support ethical AI. "
This boom-metal issue over the entire Microsoft environment ended Company on Windows 10 is now active on nearly 700 million devices. That is from 600 million in November, notes ZDNet . Microsoft originally wanted to bring Windows 10 to 1 billion devices this year, a self-imposed target that takes longer.
Nadella has now pointed to Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud as a key factor in her future, and no wonder. It was $ 9.6 billion for the quarter, up 23 percent from a year ago.
Ars Technica said the following about the excellent income: "All in all, a well-known story: cloud services are growing (Microsoft, however, seems hesitant to offer specific numbers on Azure), and Microsoft seems to be successful in providing clients with unlimited time Converting Licenses to Office 365.
"The move to Windows 10 proves to be a boon to Windows revenue – and the PC market as a whole – though Gartner thinks it will take another two years before upgrading." Cycle is approaching the end. "
Microsoft certainly has a lot to celebrate right now.