Exhibit 99.1

Microsoft Cloud Strength Powers Record First Quarter Results

REDMOND, Wash. — October 24, 2018 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year:

 

   

Revenue was $29.1 billion and increased 19%

   

Operating income was $10.0 billion and increased 29%

   

Net income was $8.8 billion and increased 34%

   

Diluted earnings per share was $1.14 and increased 36%

“We are off to a great start in fiscal 2019, a result of our innovation and the trust customers are placing in us to power their digital transformation,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “We’re excited to help our customers build the digital capability they need to thrive and grow, with a business model that is fundamentally aligned to their success.”

Microsoft returned $6.1 billion to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, an increase of 27% compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.

“Our record results for Q1 reflect our commitment to long-term strategic investments and consistent execution to drive revenue growth and operating margin expansion,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Microsoft. “We see continued demand for our cloud offerings, reflected in our commercial cloud revenue of $8.5 billion, up 47% year over year.”

Revenue in Productivity and Business Processes was $9.8 billion and increased 19% (up 18% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:

 

   

Office commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 17% (up 16% in constant currency) driven by Office 365 commercial revenue growth of 36% (up 35% in constant currency)

   

Office consumer products and cloud services revenue increased 16% (up 17% in constant currency) with continued growth in Office 365 consumer subscribers to 32.5 million

   

LinkedIn revenue increased 33% (up 33% in constant currency) with record levels of engagement highlighted by LinkedIn sessions growth of 34%

   

Dynamics products and cloud services revenue increased 20% (up 20% in constant currency) driven by Dynamics 365 revenue growth of 51% (up 49% in constant currency)

Revenue in Intelligent Cloud was $8.6 billion and increased 24% (up 24% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:

 

   

Server products and cloud services revenue increased 28% (up 28% in constant currency) driven by Azure revenue growth of 76% (up 76% in constant currency)

   

Enterprise Services revenue increased 6% (up 6% in constant currency)

Revenue in More Personal Computing was $10.7 billion and increased 15% (up 15% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:

 

   

Windows OEM revenue increased 3% (up 3% in constant currency) driven by OEM Pro revenue growth of 8%


The following information was filed by Microsoft Corp (MSFT) on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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