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Microsoft FY13 Q4 Earnings: #Lync now a Billion Dollar Business

Published 19/07/2013 - 18 Comments

I like to keep an eye on Microsoft Earnings, in particular to see how things are going in the competitive UC Space. At WPC11 Microsoft were forecasting that Lync would be their next Billion Dollar Business (a key Milestone for Microsoft Business Units).

A couple of weeks ago on twitter this image was tweeter from the Microsoft Campus.

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Well with Microsoft’s Q4 Earnings now public it’s official. Exchange. SharePoint and Lync all grew double digits this quarter.

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From the earnings call:

“Our unified communication offerings of Skype and Lync are a great example of where consumer and enterprise products can be mutually reinforcing and create more opportunity for Microsoft.”

“In terms of our productivity offerings, we continued to see strength with Exchange, SharePoint and Lync each growing double digits. Lync revenue grew over 30%, driving our enterprise communication business to deliver more than $1 billion revenue this fiscal year. Additionally, we met a key milestone in the Lync and Skype integration, and users can now seamlessly communicate in voice and IM across the two services.”

Also it’s good to see Skype hit 162 billion minutes of calls on Skype this quarter. That’s quite a lot of voice.

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Sources:

http://www.microsoft.com/investor/EarningsAndFinancials/Earnings/PressReleaseAndWebcast/FY13/Q4/default.aspx

Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, regular on The UC Architects Podcast, and speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

18 comments

Curtis Johnstone - 19/07/2013 Reply

Great right up Tom – nice to see the Lync perspective extracted from the all the earning calls details.

When they say “Lync revenue grew over 30%, driving our enterprise communication business to deliver more than $1 billion revenue this fiscal year” do you know if that includes Skype?

    Tom Arbuthnot - 21/07/2013 Reply

    Hey Curtis,

    Funny, got asked the same question on twitter. I’m pretty sure it’s just Lync (going on the banner and everything else I’ve heard), but I’ll try to clarify with someone.

    Tom

Lisa - 25/07/2013 Reply

The $1B figure is not Lync alone. while lync revenue grew 30%, it was only one DRIVER in the enterprise communications business, which includes Exchange and SharePoint. the $1B figure includes Exchange, SharePoint and Lync.

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