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Microsoft Profits Rise Thanks To Cloud Gains But Falling Surface Sales Disappoint - ClickLancashire;

Microsoft Profits Rise Thanks To Cloud Gains But Falling Surface Sales Disappoint - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireMicrosoft Profits Rise Thanks To Cloud Gains But Falling Surface Sales DisappointClickLancashireIn our pre-earnings note, we noted that cloud services would boost revenues across the Productivity and Business Processes and the Intelligent Cloud segments. "Our results this quarter reflect the trust customers are placing in the Microsoft cloud ...and more »

Microsoft's Profit Climbs 28 Percent with Shift to Web-Based Software - CIO Today;

Microsoft's Profit Climbs 28 Percent with Shift to Web-Based Software - CIO Today

CIO TodayMicrosoft's Profit Climbs 28 Percent with Shift to Web-Based SoftwareCIO TodayMicrosoft reported a jump in quarterly earnings on Thursday, reflecting continued progress in the company's shift toward web-based business software. Revenue during the three months ended March 31 was up 8 percent from a year earlier, and net income ...and more »

Microsoft Co. (MSFT) Position Raised by Bienville Capital Management LLC - Sports Perspectives;

Microsoft Co. (MSFT) Position Raised by Bienville Capital Management LLC - Sports Perspectives

Sports PerspectivesMicrosoft Co. (MSFT) Position Raised by Bienville Capital Management LLCSports PerspectivesMicrosoft logo Bienville Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 8.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,044 ...and more »

Here's what to expect from Microsoft's May 2 event - Daily News & Analysis;

Here's what to expect from Microsoft's May 2 event - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisHere's what to expect from Microsoft's May 2 eventDaily News & AnalysisTuesday, May 2, 2017, Microsoft is holding an education-focused conference in the US city of New York (#MicrosoftEDU). The event could see the firm reveal new hardware and software solutions aimed specifically at students. In terms of hardware, the ...and more »

Microsoft should stop treating Surface like it treated Windows Phone - Ars Technica UK;

Microsoft should stop treating Surface like it treated Windows Phone - Ars Technica UK

Ars Technica UKMicrosoft should stop treating Surface like it treated Windows PhoneArs Technica UKMicrosoft's third-quarter financial results were published yesterday, and they had many high points: cloud revenue is growing well (though we have some misgivings about how the numbers are reported), Windows outperformed the PC market, and Office 365 ...and more »

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Microsoft (MSFT) - The Cerbat Gem;

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Microsoft (MSFT) - The Cerbat Gem

The Cerbat GemStock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Microsoft (MSFT)The Cerbat GemMicrosoft logo Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders bought 56,042 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 127% compared to the average daily volume of 24,669 call ...and more »

The Analysts Set Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Price Target at $67.41 - Petro Global News 24

The Analysts Set Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Price Target at $67.41Petro Global News 24A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their target price on shares of Microsoft Corporation from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, January 27th.and more »

UBS taps Microsoft Cloud to power business-critical tech - RushPRnews.com (press release)

UBS taps Microsoft Cloud to power business-critical techRushPRnews.com (press release)NEW YORK (rushPRnews) 04/29/17 — UBS leading the industry in public cloud adoption by using Microsoft Azure for global scale, security, to improve business agility, reduce costs and gain a competitive edge. — The world's largest wealth manager, UBS, ...and more »

How Public Cloud Adoption Could Benefit Microsoft - Market Realist;

How Public Cloud Adoption Could Benefit Microsoft - Market Realist

Market RealistHow Public Cloud Adoption Could Benefit MicrosoftMarket RealistEarlier in this series, we discussed the recent acquisition of Intentional Software by Microsoft (MSFT) that would benefit its Productivity and Business Processes segment. Earlier this week, Microsoft made news when it shared that UBS AG moved one of ...and more »

What Are Analysts Recommending for Microsoft? - Market Realist;

What Are Analysts Recommending for Microsoft? - Market Realist

Market RealistWhat Are Analysts Recommending for Microsoft?Market RealistEarlier in this series, we discussed Microsoft's (MSFT) value proposition in the US software industry. We also compared the company's forward dividend yield with those of Oracle (ORCL), Red Hat (RHT), and ServiceNow (NOW) on April 27, 2017, and looked ...and more »

How Intentional Software Could Strengthen Microsoft - Market Realist;

How Intentional Software Could Strengthen Microsoft - Market Realist

Market RealistHow Intentional Software Could Strengthen MicrosoftMarket RealistEarlier in this series, we discussed Microsoft's (MSFT) recent acquisition of Intentional Software, which would become a part of the company's Productivity and Business Processes segment. This move is expected to strengthen Microsoft's productivity tools.and more »

Why Microsoft Acquired Intentional Software - Market Realist;

Why Microsoft Acquired Intentional Software - Market Realist

Market RealistWhy Microsoft Acquired Intentional SoftwareMarket RealistLast week, Microsoft (MSFT) going with the trend of M&A in the cloud space, announced the acquisition of Intentional Software. Financial details of the buyout were not disclosed. Intentional Software, known for what it calls “Intentional Programming ...and more »

Microsoft Profits Rise On Strong Cloud Sales - Normangee Star;

Microsoft Profits Rise On Strong Cloud Sales - Normangee Star

Normangee StarMicrosoft Profits Rise On Strong Cloud SalesNormangee StarThe company reported net income of $5.7 billion non-GAAP ($4.8 billion GAAP) for the three months ending March 31, 2017, on revenue of $23.6 billion non-GAAP ($22.1 billion GAAP). Revenue on an adjusted basis climbed 6 percent to $23.56 billion.and more »

Microsoft Q3 FY 2017 earnings: Cloud saves the day, but Windows smartphones to get the boot - Tech2 (blog);

Microsoft Q3 FY 2017 earnings: Cloud saves the day, but Windows smartphones to get the boot - Tech2 (blog)

Tech2 (blog)Microsoft Q3 FY 2017 earnings: Cloud saves the day, but Windows smartphones to get the bootTech2 (blog)Riding on its Cloud services, Microsoft has announced that its commercial Cloud annualised revenue run rate exceeded $15.2 billion in the third quarter of 2017. Revenue in 'Intelligent Cloud' was $6.8 billion and increased 11 per cent. Server products ...and more »

Microsoft's silver lining: Surface loses but Windows wins - Times of Malta

Microsoft's silver lining: Surface loses but Windows winsTimes of MaltaMicrosoft Corp.'s line-up of Surface tablets, laptops and desktop computers has always been a paradox. The software company's surprise foray into hardware became a billion-dollar-plus business and even managed to outclass long-time rival Apple Inc ...and more »

Microsoft Azure Sales Jump 93% in Quarter - SDxCentral;

Microsoft Azure Sales Jump 93% in Quarter - SDxCentral

SDxCentralMicrosoft Azure Sales Jump 93% in QuarterSDxCentralMicrosoft continues to see strong growth in its Intelligent Cloud Division, which is home to the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform. The company, which reported its fiscal year 2017 third quarter earnings yesterday, said the Intelligent Cloud ...and more »

Microsoft Earnings Report Shows Cloud Highs and Device Lows - eWeek;

Microsoft Earnings Report Shows Cloud Highs and Device Lows - eWeek

eWeekMicrosoft Earnings Report Shows Cloud Highs and Device LowseWeekMicrosoft is attracting more well-heeled corporate buyers to its cloud, but the company's latest earnings report show that its devices business is struggling. Microsoft Cloud Rises. Microsoft yesterday announced mixed financial results for the third ...and more »

Microsoft Announces Q3 FY 2017 Results - AnandTech - AnandTech;

Microsoft Announces Q3 FY 2017 Results - AnandTech - AnandTech

AnandTechMicrosoft Announces Q3 FY 2017 Results - AnandTechAnandTechThis week, Microsoft announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2017 fiscal year. Despite missing some expectations in a few segments, Microsoft's ...and more »

Microsoft Touts 'Digital Transformation' with Azure and IoT Customer Wins - Redmond Channel Partner

Microsoft Touts 'Digital Transformation' with Azure and IoT Customer WinsRedmond Channel PartnerMicrosoft recently turned the spotlight on some high-profile customers that are using its latest cloud, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions as part of what it calls "digital transformation" initiatives. At this week's Digital ...and more »

Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping - ExtremeTech;

Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping - ExtremeTech

ExtremeTechWindows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are SlippingExtremeTechMicrosoft announced its quarterly results last night, and the figures were generally good, with revenue of $23.6 billion (up 6%), increased operating income, and higher earnings per share. The one ugly spot was More Personal Computing — the business ...and more »