Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaReuters/Shannon Stapleton
Microsoft beat on both the top and bottom lines.
The tech giant said sales growth at its Azure cloud-computing unit slowed.
Shares were up more than 3% following the results.
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Microsoft was gaining ground ahead of Thursday's opening bell after reporting fiscal first-quarter results that topped Wall Street estimates but included a slowdown in revenue growth from its cloud-computing unit.