In a statement, the Redmond, Washington state-based company, said that revenue for the second quarter was USD25.7 billion, beating market forecasts. While revenue in the "Intelligent Cloud" segment grew 5 percent from the previous year to USD6.3 billion. Within this unit, the server products and cloud services revenue grew 10 percent and "Azure Cloud" revenue grew 140 percent.

Over one third of the Fortune 500 companies have chosen our Enterprise Mobility solutions, up nearly three times from the same quarter last year, the statement said, adding that the newly-launched Windows 10 is active on over 200 million devices.

"Businesses everywhere are using the Microsoft Cloud as their digital platform to drive their ambitious transformation agendas," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in the statement.

 "Businesses are also piloting Windows 10, which will drive deployments beyond 200 million active devices," the Indian-born top executive added. During the quarter, Microsoft returned USD6.5 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends.