Microsoft launches 'Azure Location Based Services' Public Preview

Microsoft and SAP both commit to running SAP HANA on Azure internally

In a joint statement, Microsoft said it would use SAP's S/4 HANA database to help run its core internal financial planning functions - replacing older SAP software, while SAP said it would run more than a dozen of its critical internal financial systems on Microsoft's Azure cloud service.

McDermott stopped short, though, of saying whether the agreement between the longtime software partners calls on SAP to give Azure preferential treatment over rivals, including Amazon.

According to the companies, customers will be able to benefit from "the best of both worlds", by leveraging Azure's trusted cloud services with SAP's application management and product expertise.

In addition to partnering on ERP from the cloud, Microsoft and SAP also are using each other's products. The list of their mutual customers includes companies like Coca-Cola, Coats and Costco Wholesale and Columbia Sportswear. "While most cloud vendors offer single server migration capabilities, "Azure Migrate" helps you through the journey of migrating an entire multi-server application", the post read.

As leaders in enterprise software, SAP and Microsoft are aligning closely to provide customers with the safe and trusted path to digital transformation. For customers of Microsoft Premier Support, "SAP is able to engage Microsoft on behalf of the customer", per the FAQ.

American Airlines glitch let all pilots take off for the holidays
The union has also filed a grievance alleging that the higher wage deal the company is now offering would violate a labor pact. The system error was disclosed to pilots on Friday, the union said.

Microsoft has additional plans to "connect SAP S/4HANA to Azure AI and analytics services", which aims to drive "more efficient financial reporting", according to the announcement.

The companies also said they're using each other's products. Microsoft will in turn deploy SAP S/4HANA on Azure to aid the company in running its own finance processes.

"Building on our longtime partnership, Microsoft and SAP are harnessing each other's products to not only power our own organizations, but to empower our enterprise customers to run their most mission-critical applications and workloads with SAP S/4HANA on Azure", commented Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in a November 27 announcement.

Chris Pendleton, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Azure IoT at Microsoft Corp. added, "Cubic Telecom's rich collection of location-based data on Microsoft Azure provides the opportunity to consider a wide range of public and private applications for customers".

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