Bloomberg today reported that Microsoft and Salesforce are in a discussion to announce a cloud partnership. This partnership will allow Microsoft Azure customers to run Salesforce in Microsoft Cloud and also will allow users to integrate data from Salesforce products into Microsoft’s Office programs. Microsoft and Salesforce are considered to be longtime rivals and it will be interesting to see how this partnership will work out.
Microsoft announced similar partnership with SAP last week. The partnership was in three critical areas:
- Enterprise cloud computing with business-critical SAP applications certification for Microsoft Azure;
- Improved interoperability between data from SAP applications and Microsoft Office, including general availability of connectivity between SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence (BI) solutions and Microsoft’s Power BI offering;
- Mobile productivity with expanded development and support for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1.