Microsoft’s Q4 Earnings Show Further Cloud Growth

Microsoft’s Q4 Earnings were announced and they show a continued growth in their cloud business. 

We are galvanized around our core as a productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world, and we are driving growth with disciplined decisions, bold innovation, and focused execution,” said Nadella, in a prepared statement. “I’m proud that our aggressive move to the cloud is paying off – our commercial cloud revenue doubled again this year to a $4.4 billion annual run rate.”

The company’s enterprise business finished the quarter strongly. Microsoft said that revenue from its commercial cloud group rose 147% with a run rate exceeding $4.4 billion. The company’s server products business, which includes Azure, rose 16 percent. It also signed up another 1 million subscribers for Office 365, one of the main pillars of Microsoft’s business.

 

A few highlights that reflect Microsoft’s continued push to be Cloud first:

  • Office 365 home and personal subscribers grew by 1 million to 5.6 million.  That’s a massive increase in 3 months.
  • Commercial cloud revenue grew by 147% with an annualized run rate that now exceeds $4.4 billion.   This includes both Azure and business Office 365 licenses.

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