10 Illuminating Points From Microsoft's Q1 Earnings


Microsoft's SQL Server product gained market share during the quarter in part due to customers' growing interest in business intelligence and big data technologies, Hood said on the call.

SQL Server revenue "grew double-digit" while the top-end SQL Server Premium product saw revenue growth of more than 30 percent, Hood said.

Earlier this month, Microsoft launched a second preview of SQL Server 2014 that it says uses in-memory database technology to process transactions 10 to 30 times faster than the previous version.