Microsoft extends pact with SAP for mobile and cloud solutions

Microsoft and SAP announced an extension of their 20-year-old partnership that would provide enterprise customers cloud and mobile solutions.

By the end of June, SAP will certify a number of business applications to run on Microsoft Azure, including SAP Business Suite software, SAP Business All-In-One solution, SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE) and the developer edition of the SAP HANA platform.

Customers will be able to move existing applications and services, or deploy new ones in minutes using the SAP Cloud Appliance Library tool, to Azure and benefit from the computing capacity.

So far, the tie-up was all about SAP’s software and Microsoft’s productivity solutions.

With partnership, customers who are using Power BI and the interoperability embedded into SAP gateway for Microsoft will be upgraded to the next level.

The new gateway for Microsoft, which is expected to be available by the end of 2014, will allow customers to access SAP data and processes through Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

Developers can also use this new gateway to build applications by leveraging key Office 365 and Azure services like document collaboration, workflow, enterprise social and identity.

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