Microsoft promises to ease the strain on Europe’s cloud infrastructure
Microsoft announced new overhauls to its Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner program to reassure European regulators.
Microsoft President Brad Smith outlined the specific steps Microsoft planned to take. Microsoft plans to allow European service providers to:
- Host Windows and Office “(including Windows 11 and the Microsoft 365 Apps for business and enterprise)” on their own infrastructures.
- Host Windows and Office software purchased “from other Microsoft partners.”
- Offer Microsoft products at “fixed pricing for longer terms.”
The concessions likely represent Microsoft’s response to complaints from European service providers that it…