Riding on its growing Cloud, gaming and Surface laptop portfolio, Microsoft has posted a revenue of $29.1 billion and net income of $8.8 billion for the first quarter of its 2019 financial results.

Revenue was up 19 per cent while net income increased by 34 per cent. Operating income was $10 billion and increased 29 per cent.

“We are off to a great start in fiscal 2019, a result of our innovation and the trust customers are placing in us to power their digital transformation,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

“We’re excited to help our customers build the digital capability they need to thrive and grow, with a business model that is fundamentally aligned to their success.”

Revenue in Intelligent Cloud was $8.6 billion and increased 24 per cent.

Server products and Cloud services revenue increased 28 per cent driven by Azure revenue growth of 76 per cent.

Revenue in More Personal Computing was $10.7 billion and increased 15 per cent.

“Windows commercial products and Cloud services revenue increased 12 per cent,” said the company.

Gaming revenue increased 44 per cent with Xbox software and services revenue growth of 36 per cent while Surface revenue increased 14 per cent.

“Our record results for Q1 reflect our commitment to long-term strategic investments and consistent execution to drive revenue growth and operating margin expansion,” said Amy Hood, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft.

“We see continued demand for our cloud offerings, reflected in our commercial cloud revenue of $8.5 billion, up 47 per cent year over year,” Hood added.

LinkedIn revenue increased 33 per cent with record levels of engagement highlighted by inkedIn sessions growth of 34 per cent.