After lasting just over a month the authorities of the two giants of the negotiations came to an agreement. Both companies are committed to each other from disclosing the technology, including of distributed systems. In addition, Salesforce will pay the company from Redmond for the right to make commercial use of other Microsoft technologies.
As per the group's part of the Microsoft agreement is a contract allowing the corporation chosen Salesforce to utilize Microsoft technologies in their own solutions and serving them in the server infrastructure. Detailed information about the financial conditions of the agreement and its duration were not disclosed.
According to unofficial information suggests, however, that Salesforce acquired the right to use Microsoft technologies used include operating systems, CRM software and solutions dedicated to cloud computing model. Parallel group Sales force will provide a competitor of its own technological solutions.
Established an agreement ending litigation, which dates back to mid-May this year it was then that the company has accused Microsoft of illegal use Sales force nine legally protected technologies include with a layer of software technology in the form of services offered. In response to these allegations the authorities accused the group Sales force Microsoft for infringement of five patents for such cache handling and errors in distributed systems.
According to analysts worth emphasizing is the fact that Microsoft and Salesforce has so far developed two independent, competing technologies related to the provision of software in the cloud model. Establish cooperation in technology may be the first step towards closer integration of the two platforms.
It is worth noting that Salesforce will also pay a competitor for access to technologies related to CRM software. Meanwhile, last year it was Microsoft started a price war among others with Salesforce offered in the segment in the model service applications supporting customer relationship management.