Microsoft Corp’s profit climbs 3.6%, powered by demand for flagship cloud platform Azure

Microsoft Corp reported a 3.6 per cent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday, powered by a surge in demand for the company’s flagship cloud platform Azure. The company’s shares were marginally higher at US$64.34 in after-hours trading. Since taking charge in 2014, Chief Executive Satya Nadella has steered the company toward cloud services and mobile…

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