Microsoft Changes Finance Reports

Microsoft will change the way that it reports its financial results, starting with its Q1 2016 fiscal year results. These will be issued on the 22nd October. The change was implemented to reflect Microsoft’s new strategy and ambitions in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world.

Operating revenue and incoming results will now be published based on three operating segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing.

The Productivity and Business Processes segment includes results from Office and Office 365 consumer and commercial customers. Intelligent Cloud includes public, private and hybrid server products, as well as services such as Microsoft Azure and Windows Server. More Personal Computing includes results from the licensing of the Windows OS, devices such as Surface and phones, gaming and search.