Microsoft said Azure revenue increased 93 pct as the usage of Azure computing services more than doubled from the year-ago period.
Microsoft completed the acquisition of LinkedIn Corporation on December 8, 2016.
For the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, the results of LinkedIn contributed revenue, operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share of $228 million, $201 million, $100 million and $0.01, respectively, the company said.
"Server products and cloud services revenue increased 12 pct (up 14 pct in constant currency) driven by double-digit annuity revenue growth. Enterprise Services revenue decreased four pct (down two pct in constant currency) with declines in custom support agreements offset by growth in Premier Support Services and consulting," the company noted.
Microsoft returned $6.5 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends in the second quarter.
"I am pleased with our results this quarter. We see strong demand for our cloud-based services and are executing well on our long-term growth strategy," added Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Microsoft.
Microsoft's revenue in Productivity and Business Processes increased 10 pct (up 12 pct in constant currency) and was $7.4 billion.
Windows original equipment manufacturer (OEM) revenue increased five pct and Windows commercial products and cloud services revenue increased five pct.
However, the gaming revenue decreased three pct (down one pct in constant currency) with lower Xbox console revenue offset by Xbox software and services revenue growth.
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