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But Azure's revenue growth rate slowed to 47% from 59% in the prior quarter.

Microsoft saw a more modest six percent revenue rise in its productivity and business operations which include the Office software suite and LinkedIn.

The revenue growth was powered by its More Personal Computing unit as more people worldwide used its products to work on Windows PCs and play games on Xboxes during lockdowns.

Income: $38 billion (Wall Avenue anticipated $36.5 billion), as opposed to $33.7 billion in the similar quarter past year.

The Productivity and Business Processes segment generated £9.22 billion in revenue in the recent quarter that marks a 6% growth from previous year but falls shy of the experts' forecast of £9.35 billion.

The device - which is termed "Productivity and Business Procedures" and consists of Business products for corporations and customers, LinkedIn revenue and Dynamics items and cloud providers - arrived at $11.75 billion in Q4, missing estimates of $11.9 billion. "Organizations that build their own digital capability will recover faster and emerge from this crisis stronger", said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft.

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Some of the key announcements made during the event include, enhancements to Azure Lighthouse by bringing Multi-Factor Authentication and Privileged Identity Management support; Azure Stack HCI, the latest in Microsoft's hybrid portfolio and now in public preview, that brings hybrid capabilities to customers' datacenters while enabling them to leverage existing skills and investment; and new bundled services for Lenovo Managed Services that are created to help small- and medium-sized businesses support Microsoft software productivity, security, and collaboration.

The Redmond-based firm reported diluted earnings of $1.46 per share on revenue of $38 billion in the quarter, up 13% from the same period one year ago. Consumers bought more subscriptions for cloud-based versions of Office, but that revenue gets recorded over time, instead of the immediate sales bump from individual purchases of a copy of Office. Windows OEM revenue was up 7% while Windows commercial revenue increased 9%. Shares slipped about 2.4 per cent in extended trading. Their estimate for earnings per share (EPS) was capped at £1.05 per share. The primary takeaway: Microsoft's organisation is flourishing, thanks mostly to its ongoing gains in the cloud computing sector and huge dives in Surface and Xbox incomes.

Operating expenses for the quarter were $12.3 billion, a 13% increase. In response, Microsoft said it is committed to providing customers a variety of choices and that it looks forward to providing additional information to the regulator.

Teams and Skype now work together. The new Communities feature provides access to Yammer announcements, updates, discussions and events directly from Teams; Walkie Talkie, now in public preview, enables secure push-to-talk communication; and new features streamline shift scheduling and task publishing for Firstline Managers.

Microsoft has many hardware and software improvements to Surface products.