With the release today of Microsoft’s Quarter 4 Earnings for Fiscal Year 2015, it’s clear that surface is now one of the crown jewels of the company. Under the leadership of Panos Panay, the product line got off to a shaky start with the Surface RT but several iterations later, it rebounded with the Surface Pro 3 and more recently the Surface 3. Satya Nadella is certainly happy saying:
Our approach to investing in areas where we have differentiation and opportunity is paying off with Surface, Xbox, Bing, Office 365, Azure and Dynamics CRM Online all growing by at least double-digits
Microsoft indicates in the report that Surface revenue has grown 117 percent to $888 million. The report also states that Surface was one of the divisions to offset the decreased revenue of Windows phone hardware. Surface revenue for full year 2015 was $3.6 Billion, up 65 percent from the previous year.
With such impressive figures, the future looks extremely good for Surface especially considering Microsoft is about to expand the Surface reseller circle from over 150 to more than 4,500 globally in the next few months. Add to that the rumors that there will be a Surface Pro 4, the new AT&T LTE enabled Surface 3 and things are looking very positive indeed.Further reading: Earnings, Microsoft, Panos Panay, Surface, Windows