When you’re playing roulette, the most common thing you’ve got to do is get lucky — you’re basically playing with a deck of cards. But then you’ve got to go outside your comfort zone — you have to have a strategy. What you’re going to need is confidence, self-confidence and that type of confidence that allows you to do something on the line if necessary, even when you feel it’s not 100 percent.”
Barrett echoed these sentiments.
“The biggest challenge when you win on a roulette wheel is to be confident in what you’re doing,” he said. “You have to feel comfortable with what you’re doing that you’re going to be able to get a result. It’s not like [the outcome] is going to be random. It’s not going to be anything you choose to do. I think the key is to have a strategy with no limits. It’s not about getting lucky; it’s about knowing what you want to do with each stroke.”
As of March 18 (US time), Microsoft has just posted its updated earnings release. The company has now posted its first fiscal quarter earnings as well, and they have been rather good for those of us in the Microsoft family. We also got to see how things have been going with Office 365 as they were reporting the same results for the third quarter of 2015. The good news? Microsoft has now started shipping Office 365, a big step towards the goal of selling Office 365 subscriptions in every country. So with that being said:
Office 365 subscriptions have been selling well with over 1 billion subscription dollars in the first four quarters, a 42% increase over our first quarter in fiscal 2014.
Microsoft expects to see revenue of about $10 billion in fiscal year 2016, up from $7.8 billion in the first four quarters of 2014.
Total Office 365 subscription revenue in fiscal year 2016 will be $7.8 billion . . . $8 billion in fiscal year 2016.
. . . $8 billion in fiscal year 2016. Monthly active users have grown to 6.24 billion for the first four quarters of fiscal year 2015.
Microsoft is growing its Office 365 subscription revenue by more than 20%.
Office 365 has been an important platform for us as well. It’s been very well received, especially with customers buying it both through traditional channels and through online delivery. Customers can now buy Office 365 with the company’s on premise Windows 10 devices. This has done