Microsoft has announced plans to sell its software to the likes of Uber and Airbnb to raise $1bn for the enterprise, as well as to expand its services for businesses to allow more people to work from home.
Key points:Microsoft has said that it will sell its services to allow employees to work remotely from home, as part of its IT business solutionsFor the IT business, Microsoft is selling its Windows and Office software for businesses that need to have more flexibility in managing and running their businessesThe sale of its software will bring in $1 billion for Microsoft in the first quarter of 2021The move comes as part in Microsoft’s effort to grow its cloud computing business and its Office business, both of which it bought for $6.5bn in 2018.
The sale is also part of a larger push by Microsoft to expand the reach of its enterprise IT solutions to allow for more people working from home and more flexibility when it comes to managing and managing their work.
While the company is selling the Office suite and Windows 10, it is also selling its productivity tools, which it has developed for businesses.
The move will allow Microsoft to raise money for its IT services business in 2021, the company said in a statement.
It is not clear whether the sale of the Windows and Outlook suites will be part of the larger deal, or if it will be sold separately.
In a statement, Microsoft said it was working with partners to ensure that the sales of these products were appropriate.
It said that by 2021, Microsoft would be offering a variety of productivity and productivity-related solutions for businesses, with products available for desktop, mobile, and the Xbox One.
The software offerings will allow employees from home to work for companies as many as 30 hours a week, and it will offer employees access to all Microsoft’s productivity software products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Skype, and Outlook.
Microsoft also said it would sell its Office suite to businesses.
“Today, we are announcing a new partnership with a large, diverse, and growing number of companies that will allow us to expand our collaboration and collaboration tools to meet the needs of our business partners,” said Alex Kipman, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group.
“This new partnership will allow customers to work in a more productive way by building and deploying the productivity suite on their own servers, and this will be great for our customers who are currently not able to collaborate or collaborate in a way that they can get the benefit of all of our software offerings,” he added.
Microsoft is expected to announce the deal on Wednesday.
The deal is part of Microsoft buying more than 50 per cent of the operating system giant’s Windows division for $7.2bn and buying some of its Office software, as the company seeks to broaden its cloud-based business.
Earlier this year, Microsoft bought a stake in Nokia’s phone division for €8.7bn.
In March, Microsoft also acquired Nokia’s mapping and mapping-related business, but it said the deal would be “replaced by an integrated business with a common strategy” with Microsoft.