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Microsoft outperforms on Q1 2022 earnings with Azure revenue growth steady

by Jason Gumpert

Microsoft reported Q1 2022 income of $20.5 billion on revenue of $45.3 billion and $2.71 earnings per share, beating analyst estimates.

“We delivered a strong start to the fiscal year with our Microsoft Cloud generating $20.7 billion in revenue for the quarter, up 36% year over year,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Microsoft, in a statement.

Azure and other cloud services revenue grew 50%. Microsoft's overall Intelligent Cloud sector grew 31% with $17 billion in revenue reported.

Microsoft's Azure revenue growth rate continues to hold steady. Azure revenue grew 48% in Q1 2021 and grew 51% last quarter in Q4 2021.

Dynamics products and cloud services revenue increased 31%, driven by Dynamics 365 revenue growth of 48%. The company also noted "strong growth" in Power Apps revenue, which rose 202%.

Dynamics saw overall revenue growth of 38% a year ago and 33% last quarter.

LinkedIn revenue increase 42%, driven by Marketing Solutions growth of 61%. Overall revenue in Productivity and Business Processes, which includes Dynamics, Power Platform, Office, and LinkedIn products, was $15.0 billion and increased 22% year-over-year.

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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