Microsoft doesn’t escape precise revenue for Azure, however the Clever Cloud phase consists of Home windows Server, SQL Server, and different cloud-related services and products. The $6.8 billion in revenue was a rise of 11 p.c over the earlier yr’s third fiscal quarter, and working revenue was was $2.2 billion, up a fraction from the year-ago interval.
The corporate’s commercial cloud run rate reached $15.2 billion — an annualized measure that features Workplace 365 commercial, Azure, Dynamics 365, and different cloud initiatives from the corporate — up from the $14 billion rate quoted last quarter. The corporate as soon as once more made its cloud revenue the spotlight of its overall earnings release: Microsoft has really used the identical almost an identical headline (“Microsoft Cloud energy highlights X quarter outcomes”) six quarters in a row. The corporate has promised to get to $20 billion in yearly cloud revenue by the top of its 2018 fiscal yr.
The corporate will maintain a convention name later right this moment for monetary analysts, and I’ll replace this submit with extra cloud-related data from that decision as soon as it turns into accessible.
(Editor’s observe: This submit was up to date to appropriate the yr through which Microsoft has stated it is going to attain a $20 billion revenue run rate in its commercial cloud enterprise.)