Big Quarter For Redmond
Microsoft capped its 2017 fiscal year with strong financial results for the fourth quarter, which ended June 30. Revenue rose 13 percent, to $23.31 billion, over the same quarter a year earlier, while profits surged. Fiscal 2017 was "a tremendous year of customer momentum, with cloud, AI and digital transformation," CEO Satya Nadella said during the company's earnings call Thursday. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant announced the results a week after holding its Inspire partner conference, where the company unveiled a flood of enhancements to how it will work with channel partners.
Click through to read about five of the notable and surprising revelations from Microsoft's fiscal Q4 results.