Microsoft Corp reported a 30 percent increase in fiscal fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by sales of Office products.

The world's largest software company posted net profit of $5.87 billion, or 69 cents per share, compared with $4.52 billion, or 51 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.

Sales rose 8 percent to $17.37 billion.

(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Richard Chang)