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For most of its 42 year history, Microsoft has based its profits on the Windows and Office cash-cows. Perpetual licenses, special deals with OEMs, licensing agreements with corporate customers and regular paid product upgrades drove the company's revenue for decades. But today's Microsoft is a different beast. With significant growth in almost every significant financial measure, Nadella's Microsoft is recording double digit growth on the back of revenue streams that didn't exist less than a decade ago.