The Productivity and Business Processes department grew primarily thanks to the Office 365 and LinkedIn services. Commercial products and services around the Office increased by 16%. Revenues from office 365 Commercial services have already increased by 21 percent year-on-year. LinkedIn generated 24 percent of profits while the number of sessions in the period under consideration increased by a quarter. This is proof that after purchasing a professional social networking site, Microsoft has an idea for it and in addition to developing its potential, it is also able to cash it.
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Revenue from office services and products for individual clients increased by 19 percent year-on-year. Microsoft boasts that there are as many as 37.2 million customers using Office 365 Consumer at this time. Believe me, it's really a lot, considering that basically home consumers can "do without" Office, using even Google Docs. However, some cannot imagine creating documents without the Microsoft package.
The cloud continues to push Microsoft forward
Cloud and server products together increased by an amazing 30 percent year-on-year. This is due to a 62% increase in Azure. Server solutions increased by 10%, mainly thanks to the end of support for Windows Server 2008. Revenues from corporate services, on the other hand, increased by 6% – really not bad.