Microsoft just announced a 21% profit today (Oct 24) and credited it to their cloud offering. What are your thoughts? 

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VP of Global IT and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, 501 - 1,000 employees
I thought Azure earnings fell short from last year ?
ISSO and Director of the IRU in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
It sounds about right since they are getting and winning all the government contracts.
Senior Security and Compliance Auditor in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
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CIO in Software, 51 - 200 employees
Given the COVID-19 situation, it actually makes sense that the Microsoft three clouds are generating more money, our utilization for cloud-based services increased approx. 40% since the pandemic, the Microsoft cloud (and most other cloud providers) noticed a surge in cloud utilization in the past 6 months.

I remember during the early days of the pandemic that we couldn't provision resources in some of the Azure Regions due to high demand and limited resources, this kept going for several months.
CIO in Energy and Utilities, 11 - 50 employees
I think that is to be expected because of mobility to support WFH and migration to cloud to cut costs. The good news is that they fially came with a balanced offering in price-services.

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