Microsoft and SAP have announced that they will be expanding their long partnership in the following ways:
- SAP software such as SAP Business Suite, SAP Business All-In-One, SAP Mobile, SAP Adaptive Server and the developer edition of SAP HANA will be deployable on the Microsoft Azure platform. This is similar to the Microsoft/Oracle partnership where Oracle allows for spinning up of Weblogic and/or Oracle database servers running on the Azure platform.
- Power BI will deepen its already available integration with SAP to provide Excel connectivity (as presumably SharePoint running Excel services) to SAP.
- Mobile applications running on Windows Phone that allow access to SAP data.