Microsoft announced their quarterly results yesterday. One of the important metrics I was waiting is Office 365 commercial subscriptions.It was 70 million last quarter. It grew significantly to 85 million. It reiterated Microsoft is the King of Productivity Cloud. Still Google have millions of paying customers. But being the market leader ,Microsoft will get a lot more confused prospects as customers. And it will increase the profits. This number is a bold positive sign where this company is heading to.
Earning reports also says that Azure Cloud service grew by 121% YoY in constant currency. It is an impressive number of course. Microsoft didn't break the revenue numbers. But keep this also in mind that AWS's 60% growth is much more than Azure's 120% growth. So this also underlines that AWS will be the Market leader of IaaS and PaaS (if no miracles happened) despite the fact that Microsoft owns the most widely used Windows Server,Active Directory ,SQL Server and many other tools.