The world’s largest maker of computer software saw profits rise to £1.6bn in the three months to September, from £1.4bn the year before.
Sales also rose in the same period, to just over £5bn.
However, Microsoft said its plan to offer bonuses based on stocks, rather than stock options, had impacted on profits.
And it warned that growth in the future was set to be steady rather than spectacular.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
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BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016