The company reported a fiscal second-quarter profit of $15.5 billion, up 33% from the same period last year.
In a statement, CEO Satya Nadella called it “the dawn of the second wave of the digital transformation sweeping every company and every industry.”
Net income of $2.03 per share beat Wall Street expectations.
The software maker posted revenue of $43.1 billion in the October-December period, up 17% from last year and also beating forecasts.
Analysts surveyed by FactSet were expecting Microsoft to earn $1.64 per share on revenue of $40.2 billion for the fiscal quarter.
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