A picture taken on May 23, 2022 shows the logo of Microsoft during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

Microsoft FQ2 2023 Quick Take: A Tale Of Two Halves


  • Microsoft Corporation’s fiscal Q2 2023 results showed a slight earnings beat, despite revenue falling short of expectations, with consumer-exposed segments being the weakest link.
  • Yet, continued resilience in AI and productivity software take-rates remained bright spots, bolstering investors’ confidence in Microsoft Corporation stock’s longer-term prospects.
  • The following analysis will provide an overview of Microsoft’s F2Q23 results, and discuss the implications of both external and internal factors impacting its near-term performance outlook.



The fiscal second quarter just ended continued to exhibit resilient results at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) despite persistent macroeconomic challenges, including major FX headwinds. This comes as no surprise, and was largely expected and consistent with previous

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