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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Get a glimpse of the latest cloud changes brought to you by Microsoft

Several of you use cloud services, so let’s take a look at how these changes will affect this environment for a little while.

Now, Microsoft is altering its licensing agreements in the European Union (EU), and the company will try to make it easier for smaller cloud service providers to compete with the big players.

Let’s discover all that the Redmond tech giant has planned for its customers in the future.

Microsoft to make European Cloud Providers more competitive

Just so you know, these changes will in fact make it simpler for customers of rival cloud-service companies in Europe to move their existing software to these other networks.

By introducing these new terms, cloud partners will also have access to the products required to sell customers cost-effective solutions.

Microsoft has therefore promised to address its licensing terms in the European Union after receiving a three-year-old complaint.

The revised licensing terms, which are applicable to partners and customers in the EU, as well as Microsoft’s customers around the world, will begin on October 1st, 2022.

In order to enable these partners to become more competitive and grow, the tech giant has modified the licensing terms.

Moreover, the company stated that these policies would give their customers more flexibility.

We are in for three primary changes to Microsoft’s licensing terms. Here are what we can expect:

  • Make it easier for customers to bring their software to the partner’s cloud
  • Ensure partners have access to the products necessary to sell cost-effective solutions that customers want
  • Empower partners to build hosted solutions with speed and scale

Microsoft’s outsourcing and hosting terms have been substantially revised and upgraded as a result of complaints from European customers.

In all the complaints, Microsoft was alleged to be making it prohibitively expensive to run Windows and Office workloads on non-Azure cloud platforms like AWS and Google Cloud.

It is also worth mentioning that the tech giant was quick to admit that the complaints were valid. In spite of this, Microsoft seemed unwilling to amend the situation in any way.

In the EU, Microsoft announced earlier this year that it would make it cheaper for customers to run Microsoft software like Windows, Windows Server, Office, and SQL Server on non-Microsoft cloud platforms.

And, since we’re talking about Microsoft, be sure to also read up on the SEABORGIUM phishing campaign going on right now.

Take a look at what’s happening in the gaming market, and remember that Windows 12 is allegedly already available.

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