Microsoft has been crushing it lately on wins for its cloud.
On Tuesday, Microsoft announced another enormous victory: A new partnership with cloud software giant ServiceNow. Under the deal, the two companies will integrate their products, and ServiceNow will bring its software onto Microsoft’s cloud.
This follows a string other agreements with companies that have traditionally been Microsoft rivals.
But there’s an even bigger event rolling towards Microsoft’s customers that will force them into salespeople’s arms: Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 in a matter of months.
There’s a lot of evidence that Microsoft is gearing up to use that to sell customers on its cloud software package, called Microsoft 365.
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On Tuesday, Microsoft announced yet another enormous partnership for its cloud business.
It signed a deal with ServiceNow that will stitch its cloud software more tightly into Microsoft’s services.
ServiceNow is known for self-help tech support software. But the company’s latest spiel is what it calls “digital workflows,” where companies can automate just about any repetitive task, from employee onboarding to end-of-month reports.
Integrating ServiceNow with Office 365 and Dynamics — Microsoft’s competitor to Salesforce — could create a lot of interesting new cloud services for their joint customers.
More importantly, ServiceNow said that it would be moving its entire tech stack onto Microsoft’s cloud Azure, in addition to continuing to run its own data centers.
Terms of that part of the deal were not announced but ServiceNow spent a over $10 million last quarter on its data center between buying new equipment ($8.5 million) and expansion costs ($2.9 million), it said in its earnings statement.
A string of surprising partnerships
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Source:: Business Insider