Microsoft, SAS ink technology and go-to-market partnership

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Microsoft and SAS have inked a technology and go-to-market strategic partnership, the companies said in a statement.

The partnership builds on SAS integrations across Microsoft cloud solutions for Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and Power Platform.

As part of the partnership, Microsoft and SAS customers can run their SAS workloads in the cloud. The companies will also migrate SAS’ analytical products and industry solutions onto Microsoft Azure, as the preferred cloud provider for the SAS Cloud.

SAS Viya will be optimized for Azure. SAS will also integrate its portfolio of industry solutions into the Azure Marketplace, according to the companies.

Additionally, Microsoft and SAS will explore opportunities to integrate SAS analytics capabilities, including industry-specific models, within Azure and Dynamics 365 and build new market-ready joint solutions, say the companies.

Supported with joint co-selling and go-to-market activities, additional SAS products and solutions are expected to begin rolling out later this year.