Microsoft and Salesforce Expand Their Partnership

Microsoft and Salesforce are fierce competitors within the CRM market, but they are also partners.  Over a year ago, Microsoft and Salesforce announced ways they would partner together including:

  • Native Windows Phone Support

  • Sharing of Office 365 Documents in Salesforce
  • Integration of OneDrive with Salesforce
  • Using Salesforce within Outlook
  • Use of Microsoft SQL Server as the database for ExactTarget (one of Salesforce’s products)
  • Integration of Salesforce apps into Office 365
  • Querying of Salesforce data in Power Query / Power BI

Microsoft and Salesforce announced a further expansion of their partnership to include:

  • Integration of Skype for Business into Salesforce’s new Lightning platform
  • Surfacing of Salesforce opportunities in Microsoft’s Delve
  • Salesforce will support mobile applications for Windows 10
  • Integration of Salesforce data into Cortana