Microsoft | Feb 3, 2019 | Master3395
These days many interesting key figures from the major technology companies are published. Microsoft has now released its quarterly numbers, and can smile at the success of its Surface machines.
Best quarterly figures for Surface
As a result of good Christmas sales, revenues from the Surface series increased by 39 percent compared with the previous year. In total, these products brought in revenues of $ 1.86 billion, about NOK 15 billion.
This marks the best quarterly figures for the Surface series ever, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
More good machines
A number of good Surface Machines have seen the light of day, and both Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Go are popular machines. Surface Pro 6 (read our test) is appealing as a fast tablet / PC combo, and Laptop 2 is a powerful Windows machine that among other things we in the IT newspaper digged - even though Microsoft also managed to mess it up a bit.
Surface Go is also a capable machine at a reasonable price - we liked it well, but was somewhat disappointed with the performance.
While the machines have boosted the Surface sales, the overall revenue for the company has also increased in the last quarter. Microsoft reports total revenue of $ 32.5 billion ($ 273 billion) in the previous quarter - an increase of 12 percent over the same quarter last year.
Strong Microsoft Year
Cloud services are what the revenue increases most - up 20 percent to $ 9.4 billion. The Azure cloud service exploded and experienced growth of 76 percent over last year.
Office 365 revenue increased by 34 percent, and LinkedIn brought 29 percent higher revenue. Microsoft could also reveal that over 64 million Xbox Live memberships. It is 5 million more than the year before.
Poor access to Intel chips helped reduce Windows revenue - the number of Pro licenses should have fallen by two percent and 11 percent for the other versions in 2018.
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