Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Renew Windows Partnership
HPE will work with Microsoft to bring Windows-powered solutions to businesses. The initiative encompasses consulting services for cloud, mobility and other apps.Hewlett-Packard completed its split into two companies earlier this month: the PC- and printer-centric HP Inc. and the business computing-focused Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). A cozy relationship between HP Inc. and Microsoft is a given, but what about Microsoft and HPE? Susan Hauser, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Enterprise and Partner Group, recently lent some clarity to how the newly formed HPE and the Redmond, Wash.-based software maker plan to collaborate going forward. "Starting today, HPE will begin to offer our shared enterprise customers a wide range of Cloud and Productivity and Mobility (CPM) Solutions, designed to help customers realize even greater value from Windows 10," she said in a Nov. 19 announcement. The joint initiative encompasses consulting services for cloud, mobility and industry-specific vertical applications, according to the companies. Naturally, Windows 10 deployment and migration programs will also factor heavily. "The HPE consulting service team will help transform their clients' business processes via digital process design, application development and prototyping," wrote Hauser. "The consulting services will pair HPE's services with Microsoft platforms, including Enterprise Mobility Suite, Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Office 365, Skype for Business and Windows 10 for the Enterprise."
Since the launch of Windows 10 this summer, Microsoft has been making a big push to attract business users. Early indications are that those efforts are paying off.