Strategic partnership between Microsoft, salesforce.com announced

Microsoft and salesforce.com announced a strategic partnership Thursday to connect salesforce.com’s customer relationship management apps and platform to Microsoft Office and Windows.

“We are excited to partner with salesforce.com and help customers thrive in a mobile and cloud-first world,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a press release. “Working together we’ll deliver new solutions that connect the customer insights of Salesforce to the cloud productivity of Office 365, the cloud platform of Azure and the mobility of Windows, so our customers can do more.”

Among the solutions the two companies will deliver is Salesforce1 for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1, which will let customers access Salesforce and run their businesses from their Windows devices. A preview is planned in fall 2014, with general availability in 2015.

To learn more, read the press release.

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Suzanne Choney
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