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Zack Moxcey - Microsoft
It's definitely about driving the health and performance of the broader windows ecosystem. That carries a higher revenue-per-license for us.feedback
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NEW Apr 28 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Microsoft. 235 people are quoted and you can read 393 citations of them about Microsoft. Satya Nadela, Steve Ballmer, Bill Gates and Brad Smith, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Satya Nadela said: “I am excited about the customer reception to Surface Studio, our latest innovation in the Surface line and a new device category. Demand for the devices has remained strong.”.
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Phil Spencer

These are decisions I think it's better for us to make in the context of specific game ideas that people have. We're in constant dialogue with developers about the ways they would like to exploit the Scorpio hardware. All of the ideas teams have come back with today are about how to make the game feel and look better on Scorpio. We haven't had many people that have wanted to create a gameplay difference.feedback

Phil Spencer

Three years ago we were in a position where maybe our hardware wasn't touted as the best in the market. Now I can say, okay, from the Xbox One S to Scorpio, I'm incredibly proud of our hardware lineup relative to anybody else's.feedback

Ross Levinsohn

They've got to embrace this company as a media company. I want to believe that if Yahoo had fully embraced media, it [could have] had a real place over the last four years in that space. It is a delivery mechanism and a distribution mechanism. The best thing they did here was manage expectations. [Twitter] set expectations exceedingly low. I could list four our five. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Comcast and Verizon.feedback

Michael Topolski

I'm entirely satisfied that you knew full well and understood completely that this was not a game for fun. It was a serious money-making business and your software was doing exactly what you created it to do.feedback

Eugene Kaspersky - Microsoft

They are listening to us and they made a few changes. It's an ongoing process. Of course if Microsoft agrees to all our requests we will not file it. Microsoft's actions aren't only making things worse for users and killing off the whole ecosystem of independent developers. They're also undermining users' trust in Microsoft: creating an illusion of security while destroying the main competitive advantage of its platform – openness and democracy.feedback

Jonathan Polnay

Where there are computers, there are attacks – in almost every major city in the world – with hotspots in France, Paris, around the UK.feedback

Jonathan Polnay

This is a young man who lived at home. This is not a lavish lifestyle case. The motivation around this we tend to agree is about status. The money-making is by the by.feedback

Scott Kessler - S&P Capital IQ

In part because they are big, they can make these kinds of investments. The other subtext clearly, is because they are the biggest, you get a disproportionate amount of passively allocated money, and there are benefits to that as well.... I think these companies have done well by all accounts. People are encouraged by their results.feedback

Scott Kessler - S&P Capital IQ

Are they leading because they are big, or are they big because they are leading? I kind of think there's a little of both. Part of it is these companies executing well, people are excited about what's to come. They allow investors to focus on the megatrends of what a lot of us are doing – virtual or augmented reality, self-driving cars – massive greenfields where companies are making tremendous investments.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

This is how I have approached my own work at Microsoft, from the day I joined in 1992.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

This is an interesting question and one of the fundamental issues: What can a leader do to empower people and at the same time what you can do to empower yourself? I think it is to ascribe more power to others than to ourselves.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

The first is the sense of purpose and mission that is enduring. Technologies will come and go, so you need to be able to both ask and answer the question: What do you do as a company, why do you exist? That's exactly what is captured in our mission. These are the two bookends to me. In fact, I went on a lookout for what's the right metaphor for the cultural dialogue. Putting up a poster in a conference room with some attributes of a new culture never works. You read it once and never remember it again.feedback

Jonathan Polnay

This was not a white hat, friendly test to see what was going on. The motivation around this we tend to agree is about status. The money-making is by the by.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

It's about your mobility, your ability to get work done as an individual or as a team, when you have lots and lots of screens and computers around you.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

We can't build a wall to hold back the next global epidemic. We need to combat it, and the underlying socioeconomic problems, at the source. That is what foreign aid does. As someone who puts $5 billion a year toward development aid, I have a strong interest in making sure that money is well spent. This is especially true because half of that $5 billion comes from Warren Buffet, who hates wasting money even more than I do.feedback

Stewart Butterfield - Slack

We're trying to build empathy at scale. There are people who will die, get divorced, have children with cancer. You really have to put yourself in their frames of mind. If we preoccupy these people for a minute longer than we have to, we'll lose them.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

I'm a numbers guy, and I think the appropriate role of numbers is to help take complicated situations and simplify them for people to understand. When reasonable people, who may disagree, can look at the same data, it's easier for them to grow closer together.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

I think the company is well positioned. On the other hand, [it has] a lot of work to do. I think on the cloud side with Office 365 and Azure the company's got a real shot, but not a birth right. On the client side of the world I think the work that they're doing with the Microsoft Surface, hardware devices is really good.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

Ignore the short-term stock price because at the end of the day what they have to do is worry about the product innovation. They have to worry about their cost structure. High cost structure has many bad problems including confusion and chaos.feedback

Dylan Jones

Over the moon, of course! To see something I did on a laptop, not even with Microsoft Word, but with a free, open-source word processing software package – to see that climb above the reason that I started writing in the first place is quite a thing. You read so much nonfiction online anyway everyday and in newspapers and magazines ... if I am in a book, I just want to relax and escape.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

I think the company is well-positioned, on the other hand (there is) a lot of work to do. I think that on the cloud side with Office 365 and Azure, the company's got a real shot but not a birth right, they are going to have to push very hard with Azure versus Amazon Web Services.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

I just think it's important if you are going to make your case, for you to make your case in the context of numbers. Here are the numbers. You don't have to be a rocket scientist. You don't have to be an economist. You decide what you believe. And when things come up that you need to vote on, you need to opine on, you'll have the view of a citizen that's informed by facts.feedback

Phillip Misner - Microsoft

We encourage customers to ensure their computers are up-to-date.feedback

Matt Suiche

As soon as they bypass the firewalls, they target the machines using Microsoft exploits. We now have all of the tools the NSA used to compromise SWIFT (via) Cisco firewalls, Windows.feedback

Hazem Mulhim

While we cannot ascertain the information that has been published, we can confirm that no EastNets customer data has been compromised in any way. EastNets continues to guarantee the complete safety and security of its customers' data with the highest levels of protection from its SWIFT certified Service bureau.feedback

Phil Spencer

We've created the most powerful console with you in mind. We've created the most powerful development platform with our industry's creators in mind. And, we're unifying players across PC and console with Xbox Live, the fastest, most reliable multiplayer network and Beam, the next generation streaming service.feedback

Scott Guthrie - Microsoft

Containers have been at the forefront of cloud transformation in recent years, and for good reason: Container technologies let organizations more easily build, deploy and move applications to and from the cloud. With this increase in agility and portability, containers are helping to make applications the new currency in the cloud. At Microsoft, we've seen explosive growth in both interest and deployment of containerized workloads on Azure, and we're committed to ensuring Azure is the best place to run them.feedback

Eric Xu - Huawei Technologies

I believe we can build upon our advantages accumulated over the years. Compete and coexist with AWS and Microsoft, I believe that is the trend we are going to see. Our strategic focus will be on our telecom partners' cloud transformation.feedback

Sachin Bansal - Flipkart
Binny Bansal - Flipkart

We are delighted that Tencent, eBay and Microsoft – all innovation powerhouses – have chosen to partner with us on their India journey. We have chosen these partners based on their long histories of pioneering industries, and the unique expertise and insights each of them bring to Flipkart. This deal reaffirms our resolve to hasten the transformation of commerce in India through technology.feedback

John Vrionis

With all of the open source projects that are all the rage with developers, you have to have the offerings to cater to that if you want to attract them to your cloud. If developers start in AWS and get comfortable, they're not going to even think about Azure.feedback

Todd McKinnon - Okta

We started out to build a large important technology company and this is inevitably a step along the way for companies that have that goal. One of the key insights that we had is that it's really about connecting these clouds together, so it's connecting Amazon to Microsoft, to Salesforce, to Workday, and our value proposition really is that we sit in the middle of it all and we know about all the applications and we can securely connect our customers and the users to any cloud.feedback

Jeff Conklin - J.D. Power and Associates

The Microsoft Surface platform has expanded what tablets can do, and it sets the bar for customer satisfaction. These tablet devices are just as capable as many laptops, yet they can still function as standard tablets. This versatility is central to their appeal and success.feedback

Gary Wojtaszek

You just look at all the big cloud companies out there, they're big companies now and they're growing at 50, 60 percent growth rates, whether it's Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, and we don't see that slowing down. And the runway for continued growth should continue for probably the next decade.feedback

Aodham Cullen - StatCounter

This is a milestone in technology history and the end of an era. It marks the end of Microsoft's leadership worldwide of the operating system market, which it has held since the 1980s. It also represents a major breakthrough for Android which held just 2.4pc of global internet usage share only five years ago.feedback

Aodham Cullen - StatCounter

It will be difficult for Microsoft to make inroads in mobile, but the next paradigm shift might give it the opportunity to regain dominance.feedback

Kevin Turpin II

This is the first time David and I really sat down one-on-one. David starts talking to me about my career. Thinking back, he was interviewing me to see if he wanted to keep me. I met with everyone from MasterCard and Microsoft to the Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, [Squire] Patton Boggs, Procter & Gamble. I went out and made 62 pitches. I would ask them about challenges, what kept them awake at night.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Pam was a creative pioneer who defined new ways of doing P.R. that made a huge mark on Microsoft and the entire industry.feedback

Steven A. Ballmer - Los Angeles Clippers

I thought it was nuts to make fun of ourselves for being two years later than we announced in shipping, but Pam was right on.feedback

David Kirkpatrick

She was a person who had an unusually deft ability to befriend and advise the journalist in a way that was truly beneficial while also serving her client.feedback

Vincent Connare

I was working for Microsoft's typography team … they wanted all kinds of fonts – a lot of them strange and childlike. One program was called Microsoft Bob … I booted it up and out walked this cartoon dog, talking with a speech bubble in Times New Roman! Conceptually it made no sense.feedback

Youssef Squali - Cantor Fitzgerald

It's a great move and one that we expected. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next couple of quarters, but clearly if you're Snap, you're worried. It's easy to copy a lot of these functions and the issue is really around engagement and user growth, ultimately.feedback

Rahul Sood

Snap understands their audience better than anybody. These guys are hardcore marketers. It gives the an opportunity to play with it and use it. Instagram tried it with their Stories, and it feels sort of like an after-thought, like a bolt-on feature to Instagram. I don't get it, to be honest.feedback

Tom Vander Ark

It's taken time to really develop new learning models that take advantage of platforms. But I think what you'll see in the next couple of years is that most schools become part of a platform network. A network that has a common learning model and a shared learning platform and professional learning experiences. We've seen this voluntary adoption of free and inexpensive tools that have created a real bottoms-up wave. Teachers aren't waiting for their school board to adopt a platform. … The leading platforms are really enabling teachers to mix and match to meet the needs of individual students.feedback

Tom Vander Ark

In addition to using it inside their network, they're sharing it. … Soon several hundred public schools around the country will have access. I think that formula is going to prove to be really powerful to transform K–12 education.feedback

Jeremy Saucier

That was an extremely important game in the sense that many people first learned how to use a computer mouse by playing solitaire. Many people, the first time they had played a digital game was 'Microsoft Solitaire.feedback

Grad Conn

Do you own our stock, have you been a customer before, are you an owner of something, what are your feelings and sentiments, what have you said online about us? We need to know all that stuff to treat you as a full human being, just the way you talk to a friend.feedback

Grad Conn

The real IT opportunity in marketing is taking people-powered processes, especially around decision-making and productivity, and replacing them with machines. Now how do you manage in that scenario, you want to be running those machines, you don't want to be replaced by one of those machines. And so my coaching to everybody is: run to the future, grab the future, be part of the future.feedback

Grad Conn

Now CMOs are on a buying committee with CIOs [chief information officers], they are making many technology decisions. But the challenging thing is that many CMOs are not trained to do this. That's not where they started their careers. Even if you think about your own experiences - you go into a store with a customer care issue and they treat you like they've never talked to you before. That is not acceptable, we're going to have to know everything that you've done with us, we have to have a full view of you as an individual.feedback

Daniel Ives - FBR Capital Markets

I view it as a seeding strategy for a company that has established itself as a golden consumer brand. Education is a major vertical that Apple, as well as other technology stalwarts, must continue to successfully penetrate. With Google (Chromebooks) and Microsoft very embedded in the educational market, Apple needed to tweak their gameplan on this front with a more affordable iPad and now the industry is watching to see the potential impact and adoption changes.feedback

Melissa Webster - International Data Corporation

Every time a company says with its body language 'Who are you, again?' it eats into their brand equity a little bit.feedback

Scott Guthrie - Microsoft

We believe the combined power of our technologies will allow enterprise businesses to harness their data in new ways, unlocking critical business insights and actionable intelligence. Together, we are delivering compelling and personalized experiences that will drive brand loyalty and growth.feedback

Jim Cramer

It's Oracle's turn to be hailed as a changed company that's accelerating its cloud business and migrating its existing customers, while aggressively poaching clients from its competitors. Oracle, Cisco, Intel and Microsoft, the old four horsemen of the tech apocalypse, are coming back. They had all slipped up. But they always preserved their balance sheets, they always recruited smart people, and they always were competitive. Now they're back, and all four of their stocks are buys.feedback

Svenja Gudell - Zillow

You move to Seattle for Amazon but you end up at Microsoft.feedback

Kate Crawford - Microsoft Research

We should always be suspicious when machine learning systems are described as free from bias if it's been trained on human-generated data. Our biases are built into that training data.feedback

Kate Crawford - Microsoft Research

Just as we are seeing a step function increase in the spread of AI, something else is happening: the rise of ultra-nationalism, rightwing authoritarianism and fascism. The ocean of data is so big. We have to map their complex subterranean and unintended effects.feedback

Kate Crawford - Microsoft Research

People who had dissimilar faces were more likely to be seen as untrustworthy by police and judges. That's encoding bias. This would be a terrifying system for an autocrat to get his hand on.feedback

Andy Yen - Central Intelligence Agency

The exploitation of user endpoints (mobile phones, personal computers, etc) is actually not a new technique, but one that has existed since the first malware was created. This unfortunately is not something that cryptography is designed to defend against, as encryption by itself cannot guarantee the security of end-user devices.feedback

Andy Yen - Central Intelligence Agency

The core cryptographic algorithms and techniques used by ProtonMail and other encrypted services remain secure.feedback

Jan Dawson - Jackdaw Research

The big challenge Google faces is that, for all the names it announced today, it's still miles behind Amazon and Microsoft in terms of scale. It has a long way to go, and a few more client announcements aren't going to close the gap.feedback

Cynthia Dwork

Without a mathematics to capture values of interest to society, such as fairness, we quite literally do not know what we are building.feedback

Cynthia Dwork

I'm concerned that the theory will be too late to influence practice, and that 'values' will too often be viewed as 'getting in the way' of science or profit.feedback

Doc Searls

Targeting doesn't work. I should put it this way: The more targeted an ad is, the creepier it is and the more likely people are to resist it and block it.feedback

Olivier Sylvain

They are on the hook when they contribute one way or another in their design and the way in which the information is elicited.feedback

Aaron Rieke

The question of when, if ever, Facebook as the platform that carries those advertisements becomes legally complicit is complex. I don't see sites making less use of their users' data in the future for marketing purposes.feedback

Doc Searls

An important thing about advertising of the traditional kind, the kind that Madison Avenue practiced for more than 100 years, is that it's not personal. It's aimed at large populations. If you want to reach black people, you go to Ebony back in the day. And if you wanted to reach camera people, you went to a camera magazine. The profiling was pretty minimal, and it was never personal.feedback

Miltos Petridis

Businesses are increasingly using cloud-based solutions, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM Watson, but some are building bespoke systems with the help of specialists from the software industry and academia.feedback

Melinda Gates

I said, Two weeks from Saturday night? How could you possibly know what you're doing? My schedule doesn't go out that far.feedback

Melinda Gates

It's absolutely a partnership of equals. It's important to both of us that the world understands that we are running this place together. This is our joint values being played out in the world.feedback

Melinda Gates

I just thought, Oh my gosh. I have to work at this company. They are changing the world. And if I get an offer, there's no way I'm not going to take it.feedback

Melinda Gates

He was surprised, he was definitely surprised. But I said to him, You know, it just doesn't make sense. You can't be the CEO and go as hard as you're going and – somebody has to be at home, right? We didn't want our children raised by somebody else. I said, You know, if we want them to have the values we have, somebody has to be home.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

I met her at a New York City sales meeting. And then it was only a week or so after that, that I went up to her in the parking lot and asked if she wanted to go out.feedback

John Kirkwood

I doubt the FTC has much, if any, experience deciding whether a political contribution requires recusal.feedback

Alan Crooks

We haven't reviewed any of those things at this time. We'll take a look at it if he's actually called to be FTC chair.feedback

David Boyle

We have all been there: you call or email to complain – and you are met with a great silence. This is no accident, in the world of the Absent Corporation. I was in the rabbit warren of tunnels in King’s Cross station last week when a woman collapsed just ahead of me. The tunnels were soon clogged up with bad-tempered people, stepping around the few passengers who were looking after her and the American woman who had taken it upon herself to direct the human traffic.feedback

Jason Calacanis

Travis is going to turn into one of those legendary CEO's that we have seen like Bill Gates, like Larry Ellison -- people are not perfect, they need to improve and I think he's on that journey. I have known Travis for two decades. I don't think the tape represents him as much as the apology does.feedback

Jason Calacanis

When you look at this technology companies you can count on one or two hands the number of executives who have built a company form five people to five thousand or 50,000 -- Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Larry [Page]and Sergey [Brin], [Mark] Zuckerberg -- and if you look at all those individuals, they all have this kind of crises of leadership. People are not perfect and he is on a journey. What we've seen over the past couple of weeks are self-inflicted wounds. If you spend all your time fighting, sometimes you get a fighter mentality.feedback

Steve Koenig

There might be some noise about the numbers (outlook) and seasonality, but I think the fundamentals are fine.feedback

Phil Spencer

Every month new games will cycle into the subscription with some cycling out, giving you a constantly-updating library of games. Xbox Game Pass is your ticket to endless play.feedback

Ben Schachter

We simply do not have confidence that [Gamestop] or anyone can accurately forecast console market growth in 2017 and beyond. We remain open to the potential for [Gamestop] to rebound on a faster than expected shift to new businesses and business models, but given management's recent track record and our own uncertainty around forecasting core console gaming, we simply want to see better execution before we can recommend the stock.feedback

Amy Hood

I'm focused on growing the top-line revenue and accelerating that business and its potential with ours. You want to keep the core growing and they're doing a great job of that, things are good. They are motivated, Jeff's a great leader.feedback

Amy Hood

If you ask anybody at Microsoft, could they spend more money, all of them would say yes. They should say that! They should say, Yes, I have so many terrific innovative, interesting, awesomely, impactful ideas, that you have to get me more money.' I love that, I love that energy, and I listen to some really fascinating arguments ....then my job is to take those dollars, every one of them, and ask myself if we're putting it in the right place. I think the IBM cloud gets a lot of mention with very large customers, you see that those in the press.feedback

Amy Hood

I know we've not been a company to until to wait on tax reform to return capital. It's not been a reason to wait for the board or for Satya, who cares deeply about the topic.feedback

Eddy Elfenbein

Just to put that in perspective, the Dow in 120 years has never had a 15-day winning streak. If you have something like the XLK, take some money off the table and redeploy that. So when you look at that, I think there are good names, or if you want to play names [like] Apple, Microsoft – a stock I own in my fund – those are good names. But the more marginal names ... I'd stay away from. Take some profits.feedback

Jack Dorsey

Rolling back rights for transgender students is wrong. Twitter and Square stand with the LGBTQ community, always.feedback

Christopher Gergen

It's ultimately going to come down to the business community to stop it because it's so bad for business.feedback

Brad Smith

Since Jan. 1, 1863, the federal government has played a vital role in protecting the rights of all Americans. Let's not stop now.feedback

John Chambers - Cisco Systems

You've got to really enable the next generation of start-ups. It starts with regulation, in terms of making it easier for companies to do this. It comes with, really, making America great in the startup community again. I think we have a tax policy that was designed before Microsoft even went public. I think we've got to change -- we're at a huge disadvantage around the world.feedback

Ben Marcus

This round is all about finding a set of partners to help us globalize.feedback

Jeffrey Ubben

I really feel that the large-cap activist plays are very treacherous with high PEs (price-to-earnings) and not a lot of growth.feedback

Ralph Haupter - Microsoft

Cloud is the how in 'how to do it'. On top of that, we focus on customer value. Customers want to have innovative solutions, focus on growth and focus on optimizing their business and they want to play globally.feedback

Ralph Haupter - Microsoft

China obviously is a huge opportunity that's defined by size (and) acceleration of innovation...you have, by definition, high demand and digitization.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

If a human worker does $50,000 of work in a factory, that income is taxed. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you'd think we'd tax the robot at a similar level. What the world wants is to take this opportunity to make all the goods and services we have today and free up labour - let us do a better job of reaching out to the elderly, having smaller class side, helping kids with special needs. All of those are things where human empathy and understanding are still very unique, and we still deal with an immense shortage of people to help out there.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

Across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection. In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us. One of my favourite quotes is this Bill Gates quote, that 'people overestimate what they can get done in two years and underestimate what they can get done in 10 years.' And that's an important mindset that I hope more people take today.feedback

Brad Smith

Even in an age of rising nationalism, we need to become a trusted and neutral digital Switzerland. As a global tech sector, we need to come together and sign our own pledge in conjunction with the world's states. We will protect customers, focus on defense, collaborate with each other and we will provide patches to all customers everywhere regardless of the attacks they face, and we will do our part to address the world's needs. We will not aid in attacking customers anywhere. What the world needs is a new independent organization, like IAEA.feedback

Mustapha Debboun - Microsoft

If we are trying to collect the Zika virus mosquito, you can teach this trap to collect just that mosquito.feedback

Anant Maheshwari

We are excited to partner with Tata Motors as they embark on a new journey of innovation with Microsoft Azure cloud. Using IoT, AI and machine learning technologies, we will provide vehicle owners in India and across the world with a safe, productive and fun driving experience.feedback

Brad Smith

Governments around the world should pursue a broader multilateral agreement that affirms recent cybersecurity norms as global rules. Just as the world's governments came together in 1949 to adopt the Fourth Geneva Convention to protect civilians in times of war, [today] we need a Digital Geneva Convention that will commit governments to implement the norms that have been developed to protect civilians on the internet in times of peace.feedback

Brian White - Drexel Hamilton

More and more companies are trying to control some content to enhance their ecosystem. What you're starting to see ... is other ecosystems start to bring in content, and Apple really hasn't done that in a big way. I think you've got to think about what Microsoft does longer term. I mean, they've got a huge percentage of the desktop PC and mobile PC market, and where are they going to go?feedback

Brad Smith

Even in a world of growing nationalism, when it comes to cybersecurity the global tech sector needs to operate as a neutral Digital Switzerland. We will assist and protect customers everywhere. We will not aid in attacking customers anywhere. We need to retain the world's trust. And every government regardless of its policies or politics needs a national and global IT infrastructure that it can trust.feedback

Bradley Tusk

If the justice department chose to do to Amazon what they did to Microsoft in the 1990s, even though Amazon would probably win at the end of the day, like Microsoft it is so bruising, so expensive, such a distraction, that you want to avoid that if you can.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

Every time I talk to Jack, the message is, We need more. More innovation. Move, move, move. People do have some concerns about revenue. I think the company's absolutely got to make more progress.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

I'm the son of an immigrant. I do believe there's value to having immigrants come into the country.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

One issue is specifically to what should or shouldn't be the situation with respect to seven countries. I think that set of checks and balances is going on. And on the other side, I do believe it's important to have reasonably secure borders. And I'm glad that dialogue is playing out.feedback

Julia White - Microsoft

They haven't had years to build up that patent portfolio. Cloud innovation is far too important to be stifled by lawsuits.feedback

Thomas Rueter

When Google produces the electronic data in accordance with the search warrants and the Government views it, the actual invasion of the account holder's privacy – the searches – will occur in the United States. Though the retrieval of the electronic data by Google from its multiple data centers abroad has the potential for an invasion of privacy, the actual infringement of privacy occurs at the time of disclosure in the United States.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

A problem of excess really forces us to look at the individuals affected and take those extra resources and make sure they are directed to them in terms of re-education and income policies.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

If we were here in 1800 and conducting this, somebody would point out that eventually tractors would come along and better fertilizer and that 80 percent of the people are now employed on the farm and in couple hundred years it is going to be 2 or 3 percent, and what are we going to do with all these people? Well, the answer is we released them. Everything should be devoted initially to getting greater productivity. But people who fall by the wayside, through no fault of their own, as the goose lays more golden eggs, should still get a chance to participate in that prosperity.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

The idea of more output per capita – which is what the progress is made on productivity – that that should be harmful to society is crazy. If one person could push a button and turn out everything we turn out now, is that good for the world or bad for the world? You would free up all kinds of possibilities for everything else.feedback

Margrethe Vestager - European Union

The recovering is not done yet but we have been working with the Irish authorities and we can see that they are moving forward to do the recovery of the unpaid taxes. It's a tricky thing to do because it's a large sum, so of course you have to figure out how to do that. It's not an escrow account as in some of the other cases where it's €25 million or €30 million or something like that. I do respect that it's a complicated matter and it may take a little more time than being within the deadline.feedback

Youssef Squali - Cantor Fitzgerald

As a user, you are literally a click away from switching to [Microsoft] Bing, you are literally a click away from switching to Yahoo search. The fact that they have 80 percent of search revenues speaks more about the superiority of their search algorithm, of their search results and of their relevancy to the advertisers than anything else. I think this is more of a headline risk.feedback

Brad Smith

As a company, Microsoft believes in a strong and balanced high-skilled immigration system. We also believe in broader immigration opportunities, like the protections for talented and law-abiding young people under the Deferred Access for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, often called 'Dreamers'. We believe that immigration laws can and should protect the public without sacrificing people's freedom of expression or religion. And we believe in the importance of protecting legitimate and law-abiding refugees whose very lives may be at stake in immigration proceedings.feedback

Judson Althoff

The car is like a rolling computer, capturing all kinds of data. All that data is coming back to Azure, where we apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to help auto manufacturers make cars better and safer.feedback

Jay Vleeschhouwer - Griffin Securities

Total revenues beat, even with some substantial drag. For example, the phone business, which they probably should have never bought in the first place, was far more of a decline. But notwithstanding that, the more important business having to do with software [and] cloud services, exceeded expectations.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

I am excited about the customer reception to Surface Studio, our latest innovation in the Surface line and a new device category. Demand for the devices has remained strong.feedback

Yuval Eldar

If you are talking about an ecosystem with more than 400 start-ups it's not really a coincidence. Israel is huge in security.feedback

Brad Reback - Stifel

It all boils down to is the Azure business growing and growing profitably. If Azure is the growth engine we think it is and can pick up market share from AWS, then the company is well positioned for the next couple of decades.feedback

Alex Zukin - Piper Jaffray

This is an extremely large market and its turning into a duopoly where the majority of vendors are going to pick AWS or Azure.feedback

Susan L. Carney

We recognize at the same time that in many ways the [Stored Communications Act] has been left behind by technology. It is overdue for a congressional revision that would continue to protect privacy but would more effectively balance concerns of international comity with law enforcement needs and service provider obligations in the global context in which this case arose.feedback

Brad Smith

We welcome today's decision. We need Congress to modernize the law both to keep people safe and ensure that governments everywhere respect each other's borders. This decision puts the focus where it belongs, on Congress passing a law for the future rather than litigation about an outdated statute from the past.feedback

Brent Bracelin - Pacific Crest

We expect another solid quarter when Microsoft releases earnings results this Thursday, which should reinforce our bullish stance on the company's progress in pivoting from laggard to leader in cloud, digital and artificial intelligence.feedback

Dennis Jacobs

Privacy, which is a value or a state of mind, lacks location, let alone nationality. Territorially, it is nowhere. If I can access my emails from my phone, then in an important sense my emails are in my pocket, notwithstanding where my provider keeps its servers. But electronic data are not stored on disks in the way that books are stored on shelves or files in cabinets.feedback

Ashley Gorski - American Civil Liberties Union

Microsoft "deserves credit for standing up for its users' rights in court in order to ensure that government demands for private information are justified and lawful.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

Our responsibility is to have the AI augment the human ingenuity and augment the human opportunity. I think that's the opportunity in front of us and that's what we have got to go to work on.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

It's not like we actually have economic growth today. So we actually need technological breakthrough, we need AI.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

In our case for example, one of the things that excites me about LinkedIn is to create that economic graph which is ... which is a real-time feedback loop between skills, jobs and people, so that the economic opportunity for every individual can be maximized.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

One of the things I am grounded in is the overall world GDP (gross domestic product) growth is not stellar.feedback

Ari Wald - Oppenheimer Holdings

We constantly preach that rather than market timing, you always want to consistently buy the sectors and stocks with the best relative trends, and we think tech has the best relative trends in the market right now.feedback

Eddy Elfenbein

I think overall, this is a good environment for the tech sector.feedback

Terry Myerson

We've further reduced the data collected at the Basic level. This includes data that is vital to the operation of Windows.feedback

Koby Simana

This is a troubling trend for the Israeli VC funnel, since the majority of capital goes into later rounds – if there are no companies lined up for later investments, there could be a more serious issue later on.feedback

Steve Jobs - Apple

Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.feedback

Mike Hopkins - Ice Energy

My advice to my 21-year-old self would be to take more risks, and definitely buy Microsoft and more real estate.feedback

Nadav Zafrir

A large part of [the] companies created won't get to the finish line. The expectation of our investors is to build independent companies that will lead their sectors.feedback

Vivek Wadhwa

Cars are still two or three years away. There's more focus on home appliances. The internet of things ... was big last year. Now we're going to see the integration, using the bots. Apple, Microsoft and Google are putting AI into everything. ... That's what 2017 will hold.feedback

Howard Silverblatt

The ability of companies to increase buybacks remains high, as cash jumped to a record level, with money remaining relatively cheap and easily accessible. However, the cessation of momentum since Q1 2016 may indicate that companies do not currently want to increase planned buybacks.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

I do think of basic knowledge of the sciences, math skills, economics – a lot of careers in the future will be very demanding on those things.feedback

Jim Cramer

When you see Western Digital go up and Micron [Technology] go up, you say how far can this extend? Well, if it extends to Microsoft, then Microsoft can be a big enough factor in this endless pursuit of Dow 20,000.feedback

Manuel Manny Medina

At Microsoft, my boss cared a lot about not only substance, but form.feedback

Brian White - Drexel Hamilton

Being a 'teenager' reminds me of Oracle and Microsoft as they were starting to emerge in the late 1990s. I think [Salesforce] is positioned better than ever. The scale is there.feedback

Carla Forester

This will enable you to build devices with displays, so you get that immersive Cortana experience. Any kind of smart device with a screen can now take advantage of Cortana.feedback

Bradley Tusk

I think you'll see some of that [bashing]. However, I don't think he takes the tech stuff as personally as he took the media stuff. He's so focused on what people say and tweet.feedback

Bradley Tusk

I don't think Trump differentiates between Amazon, Bezos, and the Washington Post.feedback

Bradley Tusk

I think in theory, they have an option to say no. But in reality, whether they like the result or not, he is the incoming President of the United States and it's a country where they all have a headquarters.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

It was a good time. We had a good conversation about innovation, how it can help in health, education, the impact of foreign aid and energy, and a wide-ranging conversation about power of innovation.feedback

Jean-François Gagné

The key is to connect with private data sets from large corporations – where there are a lot of great insights – and expose that to researchers, so people who are very knowledgeable about what's possible. It's combining these two assets that allows us to create a unique business solution.feedback

Jean-François Gagné

We're looking at a bunch of challenges, especially in the realm cybersecurity, where clearly this is a race to having the best technology. There's a lot of talk about re-shoring, and bringing back jobs. As you do that, you need to stay competitive. So you need to augment the workers, you need to prepare them, you need to provide them with better tools. And these are all areas where artificial intelligence can help a lot.feedback

Daiana Beitler

The purpose of the (Hour of Code) campaign is to close the gap between the demand for computer science and programming skills in the market and the pool of graduates that are getting those skills.feedback

Daiana Beitler

The tutorial is a game that children play to learn the principles of computational thinking.feedback

Margrethe Vestager - European Union

A growing number of Europeans subscribe to professional social networks. These networks are important for professionals to connect and interact and to find new career opportunities. Today's decision ensures that Europeans will continue to enjoy a freedom of choice between professional social networks.feedback

Brad Smith

With this regulatory process behind us, we can bring together two great companies and focus on even broader issues for the future. The events of the past six months make not just this business opportunity, but the broader societal issues connected to them, more important.feedback

Daniel Ives - FBR Capital Markets

Developers, that's the keys to the kingdom. You have to get developers around the platform. Consumers will follow developers, developers will follow monetization. That's the next big growth opportunity for Microsoft, Google, Apple. That's the holy grail.feedback

Věra Jourová

If Facebook , YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft want to convince me and the ministers that the non-legislative approach can work, they will have to act quickly and make a strong effort in the coming months.feedback

Konstantin Guericke

I think it's very different situation. Nokia was not exactly thriving at the time when this happened. LinkedIn was thriving and it's kind of a career make-or-break for the Microsoft CEO (Satya Nadella) so I think it'll be handled differently, partly because of the lesson of Nokia.feedback

Konstantin Guericke

They (Microsoft) have always had a sort of line out. It was always difficult because we could see our business growing and so we always had a pretty high valuation in mind because we could see … how the company was going to evolve for the next few years, so there was always a high premium attached that didn't really make sense for an acquirer to do.feedback

Konstantin Guericke

Microsoft since the early days had a standing offer to our VCs (venture capitalists), saying look, if you want to sell the company talk to us, so it's not a surprise that Microsoft ended up doing the deal.feedback

Otto Berkes - CA Technologies

One of the aspects of VR that has incredible potential is interaction and communication – interacting with characters that are both artificial and virtual, being able to blur distance and geography, you can be anywhere and literally in any time.feedback

Otto Berkes - CA Technologies

I think the interaction needs to be natural, there is a little bit of a disconnect right now when you put on the headset. The implementation is well done, you are transporting them to the space, but you put your hands out in front of you and they are not there. I think we've crossed the first big threshold which is the visual and auditory aspects of VR, but the interaction piece still requires a bunch of work.feedback

Ethan Yu - AliCloud

With the addition of those four data centers, it will cover our customers globally.feedback

Ethan Yu - AliCloud

We are not looking at profitability as the near term goal. For now, our goal is to keep expanding our market leadership and therefore we will continue to make investments and develop that for rapid expansion.feedback

Ethan Yu - AliCloud

We have a strong flavor of China and Asia. We are the true cloud that can provide a global infrastructure to our end users and are connected globally especially in China.feedback

Ethan Yu - AliCloud

We will be in a much better position in a few months down the road. For me, a very positive relationship between China and the U.S. will be helpful for all business moving forward. From our perspective, we will focus on our business first.feedback

Tony Prophet

Work happens in meetings, and having non-inclusive practices in meetings is a death sentence for the health of the culture in the company.feedback

Heather Bellini - Goldman Sachs Group

We believe the shares are poised to more consistently outperform in the year ahead on the back of sustained traction in its Cloud offerings (Azure and Office 365) overlaid by steady albeit not spectacular performance out of its legacy PC-linked software business. We have high conviction in our above consensus revenue and non-GAAP EPS forecasts for the next few years.feedback

Pete Najarian

You got more than $137 billion in this company. You've got a company that's giving you incredible yield and share repurchase. When you combine all of that with the growth, I think right now this is a great buy in the $58 area.feedback

Pete Najarian

They're not only getting into the cloud, but they're making it a huge aspect of the Microsoft world.feedback

Jeff Weiner

Microsoft's offer was of greater value – an all cash offer versus stock and cash –where Salesforce would have potentially been diluted in a way where the stock that they offered to lose value, at least in the near term.feedback

April Underwood - Slack

It's flattering in some ways. It's also, honestly, it's a little scary.feedback

April Underwood - Slack

We're not surprised that that product came out, we had a sense that it was coming.feedback

April Underwood - Slack

They're a little bit larger than us as a company, they have some resources available to them and some distribution advantages available to them that we don't have.feedback

Marc Benioff - Salesforce.com

I was just very kind of surprised by this. It's not something I would do. Things like that kept happening.feedback

Art Hogan

It's hard to make sense out of the technology space. To the extent you look at this and say. if you're going to take profits in technology stocks, IBM is not one of them. But Microsoft has had a great run, and Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google (Alphabet).feedback

Marc Benioff - Salesforce.com

We were closer than we realized – maybe a $105 cash plus $105 stock would have done it! But we were definitely over our skis!!!!feedback

Venky Ganesan - Menlo Ventures

Microsoft decided it could go ahead and recreate the best parts of Salesforce.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

Satya and I have become good friends over the past couple of years. He is an incredible person, an incredible visionary, an incredible leader of an incredible company.feedback

Peggy Johnson - Microsoft

While we'll continue to compete, we look forward to continuing to partner.feedback

Burke Norton - Salesforce.com

Given Microsoft's history and existing monopolies, it is sometimes necessary for antitrust enforcement agencies to intervene to ensure that Microsoft is operating in a manner that promotes competition, rather than stifles it.feedback

Marc Benioff - Salesforce.com

At the end of dinner, I really gave Satya a number of areas I thought we could work closely on. He took me up on all of them.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

I wish I'd thought about the model of subsidizing phones through the operators. And there was business model innovation by Apple to get it essentially built into the monthly cell phone bill.feedback

Kirk Koenigsbauer

We see an opportunity to build a more open, a more fluid environment. One that helps build a team culture that is both fun and inclusive, so everyone has a voice.feedback

Dominic Carr - Microsoft

We don't spy on anyone. We don't work with any government to spy on others, and we never would. We make sure governments can review our software to confirm for themselves that our products are secure, and we've worked hard to increase privacy protections for customers including by suing the US government four times.feedback

Adam Schiff

Putin as an old KGB officer views the world as a zero-sum game between Russia and the U.S.. Whatever is good for the U.S. is bad for Russia and vice versa.feedback

John Dinsdale - Synergy Research Group

Scale is the name of the game, especially in the public cloud markets. Amazon, Microsoft and Google continue to invest huge amounts in their hyperscale data center infrastructure, and all three have recently expanded their data center footprints and also announced plans to open up more geographic regions in the coming months.feedback

Ben Schachter

New consoles from both Microsoft and Sony are a clear positive for the industry, as new hardware sales drive increased software sales. Additionally, Sony's introduction of PlayStation VR, while having limited near-term direct financial implications, should drive interest in the group and traffic to stores.feedback

John Rymer - Forrester Research

Expect continued investment in data centers and in application services by the top 4 vendors.feedback

Bob O'Donnell

Though many had written the category off, it's fascinating to see both Microsoft and Apple make big PC-related announcements this week. It clearly shows the relevance that computers still have.feedback

Yusuf Mehdi

We think we can grow the market for these types of things with this new category.feedback

Yusuf Mehdi

We're trying to create a new category of device. We're going to push the high end.feedback

Yusuf Mehdi

Our strategy with Windows 10 is to grow the devices and drive that innovation forward.feedback

Megan Saunders

By making 3-D for everyone, our digital world starts a new, more human journey.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Melinda and I are pleased to make this investment in the University of Washington to help dramatically accelerate their 25-year vision to achieve positive health outcomes for populations around the world. UW has long been a partner in our foundation's global health and development efforts and this grant underscores our confidence in the school's students, faculty, and multi-disciplinary resources to advance their Population Health Initiative.feedback

Paul Meeks

When I take a look at Alphabet over time, as you've seen with two other stocks that are jumping on the cloud, Microsoft (MSFT) and Amazon, the dialogue about the company is going to go to what kind of traction they have in their cloud space.feedback

Richard Davis - U.S. Bancorp

The lamest thing a sell-side analyst does is downgrade a plummeting stock after a miss. The second worst action is to upgrade a stock after a good print and the stock has popped. The latter explains our reluctance to upgrade MSFT from HOLD to Buy today.feedback

Kirk Materne - Evercore ISI

I think this is really the inflection point, you're going to see gross margins steadily move up from the 40 level to the 50s and maybe even into the 60 percent range as we get a year out.feedback

Adam Sarhan - Sarhan Capital

But, if you take Microsoft out of the equation, it's been ... mostly disappointing reactions to earnings. Caution is king until we get a better reaction to earnings.feedback

Jim Cramer

It's really incredible how quickly [Nadella] turned this company around. I would not want to compete against this guy.feedback

Brad Reback - Stifel

Microsoft printed a strong start to FY17, with F1Q17 total revenue, revenue across each segment, commercial deferred revenue, EPS, CFFO, and FCF above guidance, our estimates, and consensus forecasts. Overall, this quarter continues to reinforce our bullish thesis. ... We remain buyers and raise our target price.feedback

Andre Bakhos - Janlyn Capital

Although earnings have been coming in mixed, GE's comments of a sluggish economy is causing investors to take a step back.feedback

Brian Kelly

Everything that these guys said is exactly what everybody in this market now wants. There's very few stocks out there that have this type of growth, that have a dividend, that have a strong management team ... so Microsoft is going to attract a lot of investment money.feedback

Brent Bracelin - Pacific Crest

It is important because these are large companies that historically had large installed bases and they historically had high margin profiles and so you are going from a legacy business that had high margins to a newer immature business that's growing fast.feedback

Brent Bracelin - Pacific Crest

These are global entities, and so they need someone that has invested billions and billions of dollars in a data center footprint in specific countries that they might have operations.feedback

Brent Bracelin - Pacific Crest

It isn't whether they slightly beat revenue, or slightly miss revenue, it's really about that cloud transition, because that's the future of these companies.feedback

Andrew Keene

It has rallied five of the last eight quarters on earnings. Combine that with the chart, and I think Microsoft is going higher.feedback

Andrew Keene

We have that measured move target to $62.50, so I think this is a great reward-to-risk set-up in Microsoft playing into earnings.feedback

Keshav Dhakad - Microsoft

Those technologies were brilliant at the time they were created.feedback

Paul Haswell - Pinsent Masons

There was no penalty for them for not telling because they were required to.feedback

Keshav Dhakad - Microsoft

That's a lot of people on the Internet, transacting, doing social work, social media [and] doing business.feedback

Paul Haswell - Pinsent Masons

In Asia, it's different. It varies from country to country. In Hong Kong, there is no requirement under law to notify someone if there has been a data breach.feedback

Bryce Boland - FireEye

If I spend $10,000 to try to break into a company, and they keep detecting me, I'm not going to make any money back.feedback

Bill Belichick

Sometimes something happens and it has to be fixed. And first of all, you have to find out what the problem is. It could be one of 15 different things.feedback

Bill Belichick

As you know there are multiple communication systems on the sideline. As you probably noticed, I'm done with the tablets. I've given them as much effort as I can give them. They're just too undependable for me and I'm going to stick with pictures, which several of our other coaches do as well, because there just isn't enough consistency in the performance of the tablets so I just can't take it anymore.feedback

Ben Reed

The focus on commercial customers is about building an ecosystem so if and when we are focusing on the consumer market there will be an exosystem of experiences to support that.feedback

Gabriel Ferreira

We're looking for startups that have passed the validation and product development stage and need capital to scale up and gain traction in the market.feedback

Jan Dawson - Jackdaw Research

Unlike Microsoft, Google made no attempt to justify its entry into first-party hardware in competition with its partners – there were no claims of merely showing OEMs the way, merely a displacement of erstwhile partners in the value chain. Google is building its own relationships with carriers and supplanting device partners.feedback

Ian Fogg - IHS

This is the final defeat for the operating system licensing model which Microsoft pioneered, and everyone tried to copy before Apple's iPhone success.feedback

Milt Ezzard - Activision

We're not a huge organization. We don't have all of the muscle power like a Microsoft would have to push a (health insurance) carrier around to do things in a way that makes sense to us. But I have a mentality that we deserve that kind of treatment.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

Together with ABB, we are providing industrial customers with the digital technology and cloud platform to empower every person, team and business system within an organization to glean new insights and drive faster decision making to seize new growth and opportunities.feedback

Burke Norton - Salesforce.com

Salesforce believes this raises significant antitrust and data privacy issues that need to be fully scrutinized by competition and data privacy authorities in the United States and in the European Union. We intend to work closely with regulators, lawmakers and other stakeholders to make the case that this merger is anticompetitive.feedback

Diane Greene

Over the next five years, businesses of every kind will be transformed by smart data, analytics, machine learning and digital communications. What is going to differentiate business in the future is digital technology.feedback

Alan Naumann - Microsoft

The deployment model is to give a copy for every developer and every application. Our tech goes everywhere the app goes.feedback

John Thompson - Vilas Capital Management

We've got to start to rethink the application security paradigm, not just the information security paradigm. There have not been a lot of ideas that have emerged in that domain.feedback

Anthony DiClemente

[I] don't mean to be a Debbie Downer on the potential for a big, blockbuster-hyped acquisition, but it could be another suitor like Microsoft, like Salesforce, who sees the virtue in extending their portfolio to social.feedback

Percy Batliwalla - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

The underlying nature of trade finance in its current form is highly manual, it's highly time-consuming and it's paper-based, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to streamline the way trade transactions are processed.feedback

Dhanya Thakkar - Trend Micro

ATM machines still rely on outdated operating systems like Windows XP, which is threat-prone, since Microsoft ended support for it in 2014.feedback

John Jacobs - Life is Good

When you come to a point in your life when you see difficult things, don't look in the other direction; move toward it. That's the moment when you can affect change. ... If you're just trying to make a buck or sell a few products, you might just bail when you hit those harder points.feedback

John Jacobs - Life is Good

Not only does [doing good] deepen the loyalty with customers when there's real meaning behind your product ... but for yourself it's a lot more motivating.feedback

Joel Fishbein - BTIG

The company has invested heavily in artificial intelligence (six deals in the past 12 months), and they believe imbuing their platform with machine learning will be the next catalyst for sustained growth.feedback

Marc Benioff - Salesforce.com

It's amazing what is now possible, whether it's machine learning, deep learning, machine intelligence that we're able to do today that we weren't able to do just a couple of years ago. Our customers are going to get that for the first time in October.feedback

Tom Roderick - Stifel

The move will raise some eyebrows among investors in the cloud world as it is one of the strongest acknowledgments of MSFT's CRM suite we have seen.feedback

Mark Dybul

We have the knowledge and tools to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics by 2030, but we need to invest smartly and with focus to make it happen.feedback

Patrick Moorhead

Google has fallen behind both Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services in enterprise cloud computing, and this move is intended to strengthen that position.feedback

Nicola Hodson

We want to make sure that as many customers as possible have access to the cloud.feedback

Ben Wood - CCS Insight

We expect augmented reality technology to evolve quickly and the experience to improve dramatically. It's little surprise that companies such as Microsoft and Google are placing such big bets in this area.feedback

Jason Calacanis

VR and AR are massive investments from Facebook, Microsoft and Google. Google is really, really spending money on AI.feedback

Rajesh Jha - Microsoft

As we continue to build new Office 365 productivity capabilities and services our customers value, I'm confident the Genee team will help us further our ambition to bring intelligence into every digital experience.feedback

Christopher Bishop - Microsoft Research

I think artificial intelligence is probably the biggest transformation in the IT industry. Medical is such a big area in terms of GDP that that's got to be a good bet.feedback

Brian Krzanich - Intel

Virtual reality represents one of those fundamental shifts that redefine the way we work, how we are going to entertain and how we communicate.feedback

Brian Krzanich - Intel

Traditional VR systems need a dedicated space to be all functioning and working, to me the funny thing is that's not really a virtual world. It doesn't feel virtual when you're tied to a confined space. Today I believe we are going to introduce something that will change all that.feedback

Ari Wald - Oppenheimer Holdings

We saw Microsoft break out a couple of years ago, we saw the semi stocks break out more recently. The question I always get is, What's next?feedback

Ari Wald - Oppenheimer Holdings

We're watching if Cisco and Intel can follow the footsteps of Microsoft and become the next old tech stock to break through a decade-long base. We think [tech] is best positioned to be leadership over the coming years as it retraces the stark underperformance suffered between 2000 and 2002.feedback

Rajeev Suri

(We) expect to see slight sequential improvement in both net sales and operating margin in our networks business from the second quarter to the third, followed by significant improvement from the third to the fourth quarter.feedback

Joseph Bonner - Argus Research

While Microsoft is seeing strong growth in its cloud and commercial service business, we remain concerned about the consumer-facing businesses, and particularly by the large hole in the company's product line left by the slow demise of the Windows phone.feedback

Steve Sordello - LinkedIn

LinkedIn delivered another quarter of strong growth. We achieved record levels of operating cash flow, while continuing to invest heavily across our core member and customer value propositions.feedback

Frank Gillett - Forrester Research

Some companies will want to work with multiple cloud providers, so if anything goes wrong, they have redundancy.feedback

Dennis Davitt - Harvest Volatility Management

It's been around, it has good cash flow, so you see people investing in those stocks, and I think there is growth there.feedback

Dennis Davitt - Harvest Volatility Management

The other story about this is this is a stock that's now a yield stock. So we see it similar to Coca-Cola, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble. Those stocks all have a 3 percent dividend yield. Microsoft now pays a 2.5 percent dividend and it trades roughly at a 26 P/E.feedback

Julie Goodridge - Northstar

I think it's better than we thought, it was certainly what we were hoping for.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

This past year was pivotal in both our own transformation and in partnering with our customers who are navigating their own digital transformations. The Microsoft Cloud is seeing significant customer momentum, and we're well positioned to reach new opportunities in the year ahead.feedback

Brad Reback - Stifel

We believe there are a number of angles for Microsoft to drive growth.feedback

Brad Smith

We hear from customers around the world that they want the traditional privacy protections they've enjoyed for information stored on paper to remain in place as data moves to the cloud. Today's decision helps ensure this result.feedback

Eddy Elfenbein

A lot of those high-price names, particularly in the financials sector like Goldman, like JPMorgan, they look pretty good here. Also in the tech sector, a lot of those names like IBM and Microsoft [are at valuation levels] that I think [are] pretty favorable.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

I think it's fantastic to see these augmented reality applications getting built, because the best thing that can happen when you're creating a new category is for applications that are these killer apps, whether it be game or in the industrial scenario, to get invested in.feedback

Jeffrey Immelt

I'm not a great gamer, so I can't really say how much that's worth – but the industrial applications of this are going to be billions of dollars of productivity.feedback

Jeffrey Immelt

We can compete. I understand that there's people that haven't done as well as others has as we've globalized. But the fact is that this country is quite competitive. We have great people that work in our factories. We have great products. I would love to see more policies that would help us compete globally versus closing the door on globalization.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

Right now what I'm looking for is the politics in our country to get to a place where people can win elections by making a case for both globalization and addressing the inequities that do exist in our society. That's where we need to get to. It can't be one versus the other.feedback

Jeffrey Immelt

Everybody looks at these trade deals and things like that to be for Microsoft and GE or big companies like that. We've already globalized. We have 400 factories around the world. Microsoft is in every country around the world. These trade deals help small companies, not big companies.feedback

Satya Nadela - Microsoft

The way we've always thought about partnerships is, What are the companies that are innovating in software? Building solutions that we can partner [with] as a platform provider? In the past it was mostly about tech companies. But now every company is a tech company.feedback