advertisement
advertisement

Microsoft results Thursday should highlight burgeoning cloud business

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Price | FindTheCompany Microsoft stock has been on the upswing, rising 36% over the past year as the company makes a faster-than-expected transition to cloud-based services like Office 360, Azure, and Dynamics CRM. Microsoft is set to announce its Q3 earnings Thursday, and analysts are expecting a year-over-year growth of a … Continue reading “Microsoft results Thursday should highlight burgeoning cloud business”

advertisement
advertisement

advertisement

Microsoft stock has been on the upswing, rising 36% over the past year as the company makes a faster-than-expected transition to cloud-based services like Office 360, Azure, and Dynamics CRM. Microsoft is set to announce its Q3 earnings Thursday, and analysts are expecting a year-over-year growth of a few cents per share, and are watching these key indicators in the results: 

• How will sagging PC sales affect sales of Windows software during the March-ending quarter?

• Will Microsoft’s cloud-based app business stay on track to meet its goal of $20 billion in revenue by mid-2018?

• Is Microsoft still on pace to deliver its goal of getting Windows 10 on a billion devices by April 2018?

We’ll have commentary on the results when they’re released Thursday afternoon. 

About the author

Fast Company Senior Writer Mark Sullivan covers emerging technology, politics, artificial intelligence, large tech companies, and misinformation. An award-winning San Francisco-based journalist, Sullivan's work has appeared in Wired, Al Jazeera, CNN, ABC News, CNET, and many others.

More