May 24, 2024

Microsoft is backtracking on its earlier coverage, permitting customers to run its Microsoft 365 software program on AWS.

Microsoft has been beneath fireplace for making it dearer for patrons to run the corporate’s software program on competing cloud platforms. The EU, specifically, has began scrutinizing the corporate’s cloud practices after receiving a number of complaints from its rivals.

The corporate seems to be making adjustments, now permitting customers to run Microsoft 365 on AWS, per its newest phrases:

Starting August 1, 2023, customers with particular licenses could run Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise/enterprise, Microsoft Mission, and Microsoft Visio on Amazon WorkSpaces. The licenses that will probably be eligible beneath this revised coverage embody Microsoft 365 E3/E5/A3/A5 and Microsoft 365 Enterprise Premium. Should you presently have any of those licenses, ranging from August 1, it is possible for you to to make the most of these Microsoft purposes on Amazon WorkSpaces digital desktop infrastructure.

The coverage change is sweet information for patrons.