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Microsoft CFO Amy Hood sells 120,000 shares of co's common stock on Aug 8
Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 06:20pm EDT 

Microsoft Corp :CFO Amy Hood reports open market sale of 120,000 shares of co's common stock at avg price of $57.86 per share on Aug 8 - SEC filing.  Full Article

Fitch rates Microsoft's senior unsecured notes 'AA+'
Tuesday, 2 Aug 2016 12:55pm EDT 

Fitch on Microsoft's senior unsecured notes - : Fitch rates Microsoft's senior unsecured notes 'AA+'; Long term ratings on negative watch .Rating reflects expectation for structurally higher leverage, given company's intention to fund LinkedIn deal primarily with new debt.  Full Article

Microsoft announces debt offering of $19.75 bln
Monday, 1 Aug 2016 08:58pm EDT 

Microsoft Corp : Microsoft announces debt offerings .Announced pricing of its offering of $19.75 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes.  Full Article

Microsoft announces debt offering of $19.75 bln
Monday, 1 Aug 2016 06:42pm EDT 

Microsoft Corp : Microsoft announces debt offerings .Announced pricing of its offering of $19.75 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes.  Full Article

Moody's rates Microsoft's new senior notes at Aaa
Monday, 1 Aug 2016 09:46am EDT 

Moody's : Ratings reflects expectations that microsoft's business model will remain exceptionally robust as it transitions from on premise licensing . Believes microsoft may also raise debt to support future dividend, share buybacks such that gross debt could exceed $90 billion in fiscal 2017 . Expects microsoft will fund pending linkedin acquisition entirely with debt, leading to microsoft's gross adjusted debt to ebitda above 2x .Moody's rates microsoft's new senior notes at aaa.  Full Article

Moody's rates Microsoft's new senior notes at AAA
Monday, 1 Aug 2016 09:25am EDT 

Microsoft Corp :Moody's rates Microsoft's new senior notes at AAA.  Full Article

Microsoft director Morfit reports open market sale of 18 mln shares
Friday, 29 Jul 2016 09:32am EDT 

Microsoft Corp : Director, Mason Morfit reports open market sale of 7.0 million shares of co's common stock on July 27 at average price of $56.38 per share . Director, Mason Morfit also reports open market sale of 11.0 million shares of co's common stock on July 28 at average price of $55.95 per share .Director, Mason Morfit is member of the management board of hedge fund, ValueAct.  Full Article

Microsoft says to cut about 2,850 roles globally in addition to earlier plan
Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 05:37pm EDT 

Microsoft Corp : Microsoft Corp - Says currently evaluating impact of new standard related to revenue recognition - sec filing . Microsoft Corp - Says anticipates the new standard will have a material impact on co's consolidated financial statements . Microsoft corp says about 2,850 roles globally will be reduced during the year as an extension of the earlier plan .Microsoft corp says the reduction is in addition to the elimination of 1,850 positions announced in may 2016.  Full Article

Moody's changes outlook on Microsoft to negative
Monday, 25 Jul 2016 03:50pm EDT 

Moody's On Microsoft : Moody's confirms Microsoft's Aaa senior unsecured rating; outlook changed to negative . Expects Microsoft will generate profitability with high-30% ebitda margins, free cash flow generation in excess of $13 billion annually .Effective integration of LinkedIn, could provide benefits to ecosystem surrounding Microsoft's cloud based services platform.  Full Article

Microsoft Corp CFO says expect full year operating expense between $31.1 bln-$31.4 bln - Conf call
Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 06:43pm EDT 

Microsoft Corp CFO Hood : In q4 we did see additional softness in brazil, middle east, and Africa, which were impacted by macroeconomic headwinds- Conf call . "we expect volatility as we saw in both q3 and q4 this year to continue in next fiscal year"- Conf call . "expect the commercial cloud gross margin percentage and dollars to materially improve next fiscal year"- Conf call . "also anticipate our cloud capital expenditure growth curve will slow"- Conf call . "now expect our full year operating expense will be $31.1 billion to $31.4 billion "- Conf call . " based on current currency rates, forecasted geographic mix of revenue, we expect 2 points of negative impact on total revenue in q1"- Conf call . " for q1 expect commercial unearned revenue be within the range of $21.8 billion to $22 billion"- Conf call . " for q1 in productivity and business process, we expect revenue to be $6.4 billion to $6.6 billion"- Conf call . " for q1 for intelligent cloud we expect revenue between $6.1 billion and $6.3 billion "- Conf call . " for q1 anticipate that our OEM revenue will be more in line with overall pc market trends"- Conf call . " for q1 expect operating expenses between $7.35 billion and $7.45 billion"- Conf call . CEO-"with more than $12 billion in commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate, we are on track to achieve our goal of $20 billion in fiscal year 2018 " - Conf call.  Full Article

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Microsoft makes Teams primary teamwork hub, replacing Skype for Business

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft Corp's Teams application will be replacing Skype for Business as the company’s primary teamwork software, Microsoft said on Monday, in its latest effort to defend against the threat of upstart Slack in the workplace collaboration software market.