Azure’s role in Microsoft’s IoT vision

Microsoft’s results for the second quarter of the 2016 financial year mirror the decline in the PC market. Despite having a new client operating system in Windows 10, the company reported a 6% fall in its OEM Pro revenue, which means it made 6% less on Windows licences sold to PC manufacturers than it did last year.The company has shifted business towards the cloud, specifically Office 365 subscriptions. In a transcript of the earnings call posted on the Seeking Alpha financial blogging site, CEO Satya Nadella said: “We have 60 million monthly active users for Office 365 and that continues to grow.” But while Office 365 will remain a key growth area for Microsoft in the devices market as it cements its office productivity suite as the preferred choice for…

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