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Microsoft will start talking about how much money its cloud business actually makes (MSFT)

Microsoft will reveal three new financial metrics to its investors the next time it releases its quarterly results, the company said on Tuesday. The most notable of the three is commercial cloud gross margin percentage, which tracks the gross margin on the company's business-focused cloud products, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics. This is a big concession to Microsoft's investors, notably former CEO Steve Ballmer, who have been calling for more transparency from the company when it comes to its cloud-computing revenue — especially given that Satya Nadella, the current CEO, has pegged so much of the company's future on strong cloud growth.
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