Analysis: Microsoft Earnings (Premium)

Analysis: Microsoft Earnings

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced earnings for its second quarter, which ended on December 31, 2017. Brad has already covered the news over on Petri. Here, I'd like to dive a bit deeper and analyze what the results mean for the software giant's core businesses.

Note: As you may know, I normally provide my "morning after" overview of Microsoft's quarterly earnings in Paul Thurrott's Short Takes, an often-humorous set of blurbs that appears on Fridays on Petri. But doing so was just a matter of timing: With Microsoft normally issuing its earning announcements on a Thursday, it made sense to provide more depth the following morning. But as Brad recommended to me last night, moving this coverage to and making it a Premium article makes more sense. That will allow me to continue with the usual frivolity in Short Takes on Friday.

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