Microsoft will implement cloud computing changes for service providers from October 1

Microsoft to Implement Cloud Computing Changes for Service Providers From October 1

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will be implementing cloud computing changes starting October 1. While the company announced the changes in May, it did not announce a date when the changes would take effect. However, after a series of complaints about the US software company to EU antitrust regulators, Microsoft has finally revealed improvements to licensing deals and other changes to take effect on October 1. The revised deals will allow customers to use their licenses on any European cloud provider. services for their own data centers.

inside Blog post On Monday, Microsoft announced the implementation of “major improvements and upgrades to its outsourcing and hosting terms that will benefit partners and customers globally.”

The company also revealed that it will introduce a new flexible virtualization benefit that will help increase customer choice when outsourcing. Customers with Software Assurance or Subscription licenses may use their licensed software to build or install Microsoft solutions and run them on any outsourcers’ infrastructure. However, rivals Amazon, Alphabet’s Google, Alibaba and Microsoft’s own cloud services will be excluded from the deals.

As mentioned above, Microsoft president Brad Smith announced the changes in May without giving any plans for when the changes would take effect.

Microsoft was earlier fined EUR 1.6 billion (roughly Rs. 12,740 crore) by the European Commission for various violations.


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