Microsoft Q1 2022 earnings remarks: 20 million Power Platform MAUs, Teams validation

October 28 2021

Microsoft delivered yet another strong quarter of earnings this week, with the stock leaping once again on its earnings growth of 25% and revenue growth of 22% to $45.3 billion. CFO Amy Hood called it "a strong start to the fiscal year" in the company's earnings call with analysts after they announced the results.

On the call, Hood and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expanded on how they want analysts to understand the company's performance in terms of product strategy and execution, as well as how the company is faring as supply chains, labor markets, and financial trends continue to fluctuate under global and regional stresses.

The earnings call also offered a view of the latest metrics Microsoft considers indicative of its strengths for the future. In the business applications segment, no single product gets all the credit from the executives, but the combination of scale and growth strengthens their case that the company is performing by delivering popular products and weaving them together in a way that will entrench the Microsoft cloud in a growing number of organizations.

Let's take a look at some of the data points and remarks from Nadella on the call that set a baseline for where some business apps and toosl stand today.

Power Platform now has nearly 20 million monthly active users, up 76% year over year. 10 million are Power Apps.

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