Microsoft earnings: 84 cents a share vs 72 cents EPS expected

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Revenue from Microsoft's intelligent cloud business rose almost 14 percent to $6.92 billion in the first quarter ended September 30.

Shares of the technology giant were up 1.76 percent at $80.15 in trading after the bell.

While the Azure cloud platform is included in this number, Microsoft sadly doesn't break out Azure revenue numbers.

Microsoft's shares had risen almost 27 percent this year through Thursday, eclipsing the 14.4 percent gain in the broader S&P 500 .SPX . Analysts on average had expected $6.70 billion, according to financial data and analytics firm FactSet. (As a whole, Microsoft's revenue was up 12 percent.) Stifel analysts Brad Reback and Adam Borg were expecting Azure - which is larger than Google's cloud and second only to Amazon Web Services - to generate $1.3 billion in revenue, which would have been up 90 percent year over year.

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Here's a look at what Microsoft products drove growth.

Revenue: $23.56 billion, up from $22.33 billion in year-ago quarter.

More Personal Computing: The segment represents windows revenue and tracks the global PC market, which is experiencing continued but slight decline. Windows OEM revenue was up 4 percent while Windows comercial revenue increased 7 percent.

In terms of guidance, analysts are looking for Microsoft to hit 83 cents in earnings per share, excluding certain items, and $28.15 billion in revenue in the second quarter, which will end on December 31, according to Thomson Reuters. Gaming revenue, however, only increased 1 percent, even as Xbox software and services revenue was up 21 percent.