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Build 2016: Microsoft Says Azure has been Adopted by 85% of Fortune 500 Companies


Day 2 of Build got underway with the focus turning to the cloud, which will include Azure, Office, and a lot more through another busy day.

Microsoft took to the stage for its second keynote on Day 2 of Build 2016 and the company’s EVP, Scott Guthrie, opened the show with a focus on Azure.

Guthrie discussed the success of the company’s cloud based platform, saying that 85% of Fortune 500 companies are now using Microsoft Cloud.

The extent of Microsoft’s cloud service is massive and the company now boast more data center than Amazon and Google (major cloud rivals) combined.

120,000 new customers join the Azure community each month, including a major increase in start-up business, which now accounts for 40% of Azure’s total revenue.


Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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