Microsoft Firing On All Cylinders
Microsoft transformed in 2017 and those changes brought along new channel initiatives, next-generation technology investments and significant cloud growth as the software giant shook up its go-to-market strategy and doubled down on partners. The Redmond, Wash.-based company was firing on all cylinders as seen in its latest fiscal quarter earnings results with Microsoft's cloud business already outpacing expectations.
"This quarter we exceeded $20 billion in commercial cloud annual recurring revenues, outpacing the goal we set just over two years ago," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, during its first quarter earnings report in October. In 2017, the company shook up its go-to-market sales model, added new artificial intelligence services and upped the game for partners in its Cloud Solution Provider program.
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