This IDC Market Perspective considers the FY 1Q18 results of Microsoft. The company's financial performance has been growing in most quarters for the past several years, as Microsoft continues on a dramatic shift in the mix of products being sold and monetized.
"Microsoft continues to be in the midst of a long-term transition from a traditional on-premises software license business to an online and/or subscription business," said Al Gillen, group VP, Software Development and Open Source Software, IDC. "With the analysis presented in this document, we see clear evidence that Microsoft continues to successfully negotiate this transition while growing its overall software revenue in the process, which is no simple task given the sheer magnitude of Microsoft's traditional software business."
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