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#Microsoft and #SAP recently announced, at SAP’s #SAPPHIRENOW conference, an expanded partnership. This expanded partnership includes deeper SAP platform support in Azure including SAP HANA Enterprise workloads. In addition to increased HANA support, the two companies will provide deep cloud service integration across their popular SaaS offerings, including #Office365, #Concur, #SuccessFactors, #Fieldglass and #Ariba. Beyond these announcements, customers will also be able to manage SAP #Fiori mobile apps using Microsoft’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform: Microsoft Intune. Dropping joint announcements at SAPPHIRE NOW is nothing new for these two companies. Twenty years ago, then Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and SAP’s Hasso Plattner announced Open Integration for an Internet Retailing Solution. Since then, the two organizations have had mixed success in joint offerings including Duet Enterprise. The winner this time around appears to be customers that are heavily vested in both vendor platforms and are looking to transform themselves. Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft, explains:

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