Microsoft Office Continues to Drive Growth

In case you worried that learning Microsoft Office may not pay off in your career, you can probably put those fears to rest. According to Microsoft’s most recent quarterly earnings report, Office makes up a sizable and growing chunk of the company’s profits. Much of that growth was driven by businesses adopting Office 365 for their employees to use. In other words, having a strong foundation in Office software is a great addition to the resume of anyone entering the workforce in the coming years.

From Techcrunch:

In recent quarters Microsoft has been breaking out the impact from different business segments, providing a more granular view of how each is doing. Here are the results from each major unit:

  • Productivity and Business Processes (PBP), which includes Office, consumer Office, Dynamics and now LinkedIn, saw revenue increase 10 percent to $7.4 billion.
  • Intelligent Cloud (IC), which includes service revenue and Enterprise Services, saw revenue increase 8 percent to $6.9 billion.
  • More Personal Computing (MPC), which contains Windows, Devices, Gaming and Search, saw revenue decline 5 percent to $11.8 billion.