Microsoft Cloud Exceeds $25 Billion in Sales, GitHub Garners $1 Billion With 90 Million Users

Microsoft-owned GitHub has an annual recurring revenue of $1 billion with over 90 million active users, said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft.

In the September quarter, Microsoft Cloud again exceeded $25 billion in revenue, up 24 per cent year-over-year.

"We're also seeing more customers turn to us to build and innovate with infrastructure they already have. We now have more than 8,500 Azure Arc customers, more than double the number a year ago," Nadella said during the company's quarterly earnings call late on Tuesday.

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The Microsoft logo is shown on the Microsoft Theatre at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 13, 2017 (Mike Blake/Reuters)

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"We are the only cloud provider with direct and secure access to Oracle databases running an Oracle Cloud infrastructure, making it possible for companies like FedEx, GE, and Marriott to use capabilities from both companies," he added.

More than 90 million people now use the open source platform GitHub to build software for any cloud on any platform up three times.

"GitHub advanced security is helping organisations improve their security posture by bringing features directly into the developer's workflow," he informed.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Reuters

Users now interact with Microsoft Teams 1,500 times per month on average.

LinkedIn now has more than 875 million members, with international growth increasing at nearly 2x the pace as in the United States, Nadella said.