Microsoft and Announce Global Strategic Partnership

Industry leaders to deliver new solutions and mobile experiences for mutual customers

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to host conference call for press and analysts at 1:45 p.m. PDT on May 29

REDMOND, Wash., and SAN FRANCISCO — May 29, 2014 — On Thursday Microsoft Corp. and (NYSE:CRM) announced a strategic partnership to create new solutions that connect’s customer relationship management (CRM) apps and platform to Microsoft Office and Windows so customers can be more productive. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are excited to partner with and help customers thrive in a mobile and cloud-first world.” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “Working together we’ll deliver new solutions that connect the customer insights of Salesforce to the cloud productivity of Office 365, cloud platform of Azure and the mobility of Windows, so our customer can do more.”

“Today is about putting the customer first,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, “Together with Microsoft, we are building bridges that allow customers to be more productive.”

The companies plan to deliver the following solutions:
• Salesforce1 for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1. Will enable customers to access Salesforce and run their business from their Windows devices. A preview is planned to be available in fall 2014 with general availability in 2015.
• Salesforce for Office 365. New interoperability between Salesforce and Office 365 will give customers access to the content they need to collaborate, sell, service and market from virtually anywhere. Plans include the ability to:

o Access, share, edit and collaborate on Office content from within Salesforce and on Salesforce1 using Office Mobile, Office for iPad and Office 365
o Use OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online as integrated storage options for Salesforce.
o Use Salesforce and Outlook together with a new Salesforce App for Outlook.
o Connect Salesforce data to Excel and Power BI for Office 365 to visualize information and find new insights.

Company CEOs to host conference call
More information about the partnership will be shared in a teleconference Thursday, May 29, with Nadella, and Benioff. The teleconference will begin at 1:45 p.m. PDT.
* A live audiocast of the conference call can be accessed through’s Investor Relations website,, and Microsoft’s Investor Relations website,
* Participants who choose to call in to the conference call can do so by dialing (866) 901-7332 for U.S. participants or (706) 902-1764 for international participants, passcode 47761253.



About Salesforce

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