Floating most of Microsoft’s success for a entertain was a continued strength of a company’s cloud business, that arch executive Satya Nadella singled out in a statement.
“Our formula this entertain simulate a trust people and organizations are fixation in a Microsoft Cloud,” Nadella said. “We are innovating opposite pivotal expansion categories of infrastructure, AI, capability and business applications.”
The association also returned $6.3 billion to shareholders in dividends and share repurchases in a third entertain 2018, an boost of 37 percent.
The association notched wins opposite a board. In further to a expansion of a cloud business — led by Azure (which grew 93 percent) — Microsoft also available clever expansion from LinkedIn, that saw income boost 37 percent to $1.3 billion and hardware income from a Surface augmenting 32 percent.
Even a pierce of Microsoft bureau into a hosted business seems to have stanched a upsurge of draining from a company’s former money cow. The association depends 135 million business users on Office 365, and 30.6 million consumer subscriptions for a service.
The Surface numbers are important since it’s maybe a initial denote that a hardware successes aren’t indispensably singular to a Xbox (insert Zune fun here).