Microsoft earns more with Azure but Lumia delivery halves




Microsoft’s revenue Azure cloud services has increased significantly in recent months. It says the company at the presentation of the quarterly figures. Deliveries of the Surface line ran on, which meant a halving of Lumia smartphones.

Microsoft reported a growth of 140 percent in sales from Azure, making it the largest growing part in the group. Revenues from premium services on Azure went up by 300 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

By the release of the Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Surface on Facebook posted a record turnover on the Surface line. The company did not mention how many copies have been sold, but reported sales of $ 1.35 billion, converted currently around 1.24 billion euros.

Mobile area it was less. The Lumia’s unit shipments declined by 57 percent. Where in the last months of 2014 10.5 million Lumia Microsoft’s yield, there were 4.5 million in the previous period. Although at that time the Lumia 950, 950 and XL 550 came out, which were only in the last weeks of the quarter for sale. Microsoft expects that the decline in deliveries of smartphones continue in the coming months.

The company does not disclose how many consoles it has sold. However, it mentioned an increase in the number of active users of Xbox Live on 30 percent from a year ago. There are now 48 million. The number of installations on Windows 10 is now at two hundred million, a number that Microsoft already announced a few weeks back.

Microsoft had total revenue of $ 23.8 billion, with an operating income of six billion dollars. That’s across the board less than in the same period a year ago.


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