Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on revenue performance

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, announcing the revenue performance in Dec. 2015 quarter, said the software major continues to advance towards its goals for fiscal year 2018.

“Our commercial cloud run-rate surpassed $9.4 billion, up over 70 percent and almost half way to our goal of $20 billion. We’ve nearly doubled our cloud customers over the last 12 months,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

The US-based software major has made progress towards its goal of more than one billion Windows 10 monthly active devices. It crossed the two hundred million milestone, and Windows 10 is outpacing adoption of any of our previous operating systems. Adoption of Windows 10 is nearly 140 percent faster than Windows 7.

Office 2016 adoption is out-performing Office 2013. Consumer subscriptions increased to more than 20 million.

Office 365 commercial revenue grew nearly 70 percent, while seats grew 59 percent, said Microsoft CEO during its earnings call on Thursday.

The number of people using Microsoft information protection capabilities built into Office 365 increased 25 percent.

Three out of four of Microsoft CRM customers are selecting to deploy in the cloud which is driving triple-digit paid seat growth for CRM Online in the enterprise.

Azure revenue grew 140 percent. NTT Docomo, Honeywell, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dow Chemical, and the UN Development Program deploy solutions on Azure.

Azure customers who also purchase Office 365 consume eight times more Azure than other customers. More than 70 percent of the Fortune 500 companies have at least two different Microsoft cloud offerings—up 13 points.

Microsoft said its mobility management, and analytics business nearly tripled. Enterprise Mobility Solutions customers have more than doubled, and Microsoft has nearly tripled its share among the Fortune 500 in the last 12 months.

In November, Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 10 with solutions designed to address business scenarios: security, manageability and ease of deployment. More than 76 percent of our enterprise customers are in active pilots — including Kimberly Clark and Alaska Airlines. 22 million enterprise and education devices are already running Windows 10.

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