Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights Mixed Third Quarter Results

Microsoft has released results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, and once again, the cloud provided the brightest highlights.

Azure revenue grew by 120% year-over-year (YoY), while Dynamics CRM Online seats more than doubled YoY and enterprise mobility customers more than doubled.

"Digital transformation is the number one priority on our customers' agenda," said Microsoft COO Kevin Turner in a statement. "Companies from large established businesses to emerging start-ups are turning to our cloud solutions to help them move faster and generate new revenue."

For Microsoft overall results:


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Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

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