Microsoft Q1 2022 revenue grew almost 22% year over year, which is the fastest growth since 2018 with revenue growth of 21% over the previous quarter.
Intelligent Cloud – which includes Azure, GitHub, Windows etc, was up 31% year over year and delivered $16.96 billion in revenue.
Productivity and Business Processes – which includes Dynamics, LinkedIn and Office, was up 22% and delivered $15.04 billion in revenue (within this segment Dynamics itself grew 48%).
Personal Computing business, including Windows, devices, gaming and search advertising, was up 12% with$13.31 billion in revenue.
This quarter has seen Microsoft introduce new Surface devices and announce acquisitions of several cyber security start ups including CloudKnox and RiskIQ. Theyalso have taken on Amazon cloud executive Charlie Bell to work on cybersecurity and committed to spend even more security research and development with $20 billion announced over the next 5 years.
Price rises for Office 365 are coming too… as earlier this quarter, Microsoft annouced that Office 365 commercial licenses were increasing by 10% across all but their E5 suite. This doesn’t affect edu, nfr or consumer.
Another blinding quarter for Microsoft as they report on their 2021 Q3 Fiscal.
Revenue: $41.7 billion vs $41.05 billion expected
Earnings per share: $2.03 vs $1.78 expected
The biggest winners as above were its Azure Cloud business (Intelligent Cloud) and strong revenue off the back of strong PC sales.
Azure leads the Growth
Unsurprisingly, Microsoft’s biggest growth, and the areas that has pushed its market capitalisation needle to almost $2 trillion, is its Azure cloud division. For the last quarter, Microsoft saw $15.12 billion in revenue from the segment, a 23% year-over-year increase. Azure growth is up 50% YoY.
Intelligent Cloud: $15.12b vs $14.9b expected
Productivity and Business Process: $13.6b vs $13.2b expected. Increase of 15%
MorePersonal Computing: $13.04 billion versus $12.6 billion expected
“Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital adoption curves aren’t slowing down, they’re accelerating, and it’s just the beginning,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. “We are building the cloud for the next decade, expanding our addressable market and innovating across every layer of the tech stack to help our customers be resilient and transform“.
The other stars of the show
In addition to Azure, Microsoft saw:
19% growth in Personal Computing growth of more than 10% year on year growth of Windows 10 revenue.
35% increase in Xbox and Gaming Revenue
Microsoft 365 Consumer subscribers increased to 50.2 million
LinkedIn revenue increased 25%
Dynamics products and cloud services revenue increased 26% driven by Dynamics 365 revenue growth of 45%
Surface revenue increased 12% (up by $1.5 billion). Surface continues to grow at a steady and modest pace despite chip shortages and increased competition.
Well of course this is all part of Offixe 365 but… Some great numbers here too.. Microsoft seem to have consistent teams Daily active usage of 145million daily active users… 100% growth on this time last year as nicely announced by Jeff Teper