Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) currently has a lot going on, including the upcoming release of Xbox One. Of course, this is not stopping the company from making fresh announcements that are sure to excite partners, customers, and consumers all over the world.
The following article was recently posted on the official Microsoft blog: Partners in the cloud for modern business
This may not sound very exciting, but as you dig deeper into the piece you will find that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is rolling out quite a few new programs and services. Here is a brief excerpt from the piece:
“The first new program we are announcing is Cloud OS Accelerate. As part of this new program, Microsoft and key partners – Cisco, NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems, HP and Dell – will invest more than $100 million to help put thousands of new private and hybrid cloud solutions into the hands of customers. We are also announcing a new Windows Intune offer, effective Oct. 1, that will help connect partners and customers with the latest in cloud connected management at a 30 percent discount. These new programs, and others you will hear about throughout the Worldwide Partner Conference, are designed to help our partners realize the opportunities in cloud computing – today.”
As you can imagine, this is big news for Microsoft as the company is always looking to partner up with others to roll out new products and services that can change the world.
In addition to this program, the same blog post goes on to discuss new technology which includes:
– Power BI for Office 365
– New Windows Azure Active Directory capabilities
– Premium offer for Windows Azure SQL Database
This may not have much to do with a Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) tablet or Windows smartphone, but it is still extremely important to the company on an overall level. Just because it does not appeal directly to every consumer doesn’t mean that it is a waste of time.
In fact, here is what Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) thinks:
“The technology to help our partners realize the opportunities in cloud computing and big data is here and the time to collectively help our customers embrace these mega trends is now. Together, Microsoft and our partners helped customers successfully navigate the client-server and enterprise IT technology transformations. Going forward, we’re committed to doing that again for enterprise cloud.”