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Microsoft Corporation SoaringMicrosoft Stock Embracing The Growth Story in 2017

Microsoft Corporation made quite an impression in the year 2016 and is preparing itself well to meet the new challenges of the future. Its cloud business gained in strength and the commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeded  $12.1 billion, up more than 50% year-over-year; revenue from the cloud platform Azure, grew triple digits, with usage of key computing and database workloads more than doubling year-over-year. This improved investor sentiments sending Microsoft stock to record high in the second half of 2016.

Over the past year, Microsoft  built momentum in each of its reportable segments and under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella, succesfully completed over  $26.0 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. These developments kept the MSFT stock in limelight.

As the company focuses on enhancing features for its enterprise collaboration and productivity tools in the year 2017, investors are excited about the growth in its Microsoft Azure cloud platform as well as other growth areas that the company has started pursuing.

In November, Microsoft announced ‘Teams’, its new chat-based workspace in Office 365, to take on the emerging competition. The company appears to be in a stronger position to compete today and this bodes well for Microsoft stock.

With HoloLens, the company has already made inroads into the mixed reality space. Microsoft Hololens is the first self-contained, holographic computer that enables a user to engage with the digital content and interact with holograms in the world around her. The year 2017 would be interesting as it would see the company competing with the likes of Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc in this new computing platform.  The strength in its existing businesses, and the promise of the new emerging ones, shall keep the MSFT stock flying high in 2017.

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Good News for MSFT Stock There must have been a party at the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) headquarters last week, because the company received two amazing pieces of news. Both of these events suggest nothing but blue skies ahead for Microsoft stock (MSFT stock). First off, the European Union (EU) green-lit…

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Microsoft Gains from Its Cloud Strategy Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported strong first-quarter earnings yesterday that beat analyst expectations. MSFT stock closed at $57.25 in the last trading session, and it is inching closer to its all-time high of $59.97, recorded on December 1999. Microsoft has reported adjusted first-quarter…

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Good News for Microsoft Stock As Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) discovered last week, nothing breeds envy quite like success. Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)—also known as Google—and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) are copying the firm's playbook for taking over the cloud computing industry, which in turn has made me super-bullish on Microsoft stock (MSFT).…