Microsoft’s profits exploded in the third quarter, with $20.5 billion net earned between July and September, equivalent to a 48% increase in one year.
In the first quarter of its deferred period, the computer giant also surpassed investors’ expectations in terms of revenue, with a turnover of 45.3 billion dollars (+22%), according to a earnings release released on Tuesday. fair (26).
Growth is supported by cloud computing, which has become the company’s engine. Its Office suite and associated data storage and processing services for businesses increased its sales by 18%.
Revenues from Azure, Microsoft’s leading cloud platform, also grew 50%.
Personal computing activities, which include, among others, the Windows operating system, computers and video games (Xbox), earned 13.3 billion dollars.
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