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The leading energy company Shell International Petroleum Company Limited and Microsoft Corporation, announced a new strategic alliance to support progress towards a world with net-zero emissions.

  • This strategic alliance will support Shell’s ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, or sooner, in step with society and its customers.
  • Shell’s supply of renewable energy will help Microsoft deliver on its renewable energy supply goals and its broader ambition to be carbon negative by 2050.

The major partnerships and investments by Microsoft are mentioned below:

Sep 2020: ZeniMax Media, is one of the largest, privately held game developers and publishers, announce a deal with Microsoft corporation. As per agreement Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks for approximately $7.5 billion.

Sep 2020: The global technology giant Cisco announced that its subsidiary Cisco Meraki collaborated with Microsoft to help simplify and support organizations moving workloads to the cloud. The collaboration will allow Cisco customers to establish optimal branch-to-Azure connectivity, regardless of geographical location.

July 2020: Microsoft Corp signed a five-year partnership agreement with PepsiCo Inc. As per deal Microsoft is a cloud provider to accelerate PepsiCo’s infrastructure, ERP, and data estate consolidation and modernization across the globe.

June 2020: Microsoft announced the acquisition of ADRM Software, a leading provider of large-scale industry data models, which are used by large companies worldwide as information blueprints.

June 2020: Microsoft announced that its venture fund company M12, expands with the opening of an office in Bengaluru, India. The new office is a step forward in M12’s long-term commitment to the Indian startup ecosystem.

May 2020: Microsoft announced the acquisition of world-leading robotic process automation (RPA) provider Softomotive. U.K. based Softomotive has over 15 years of experience and the creator of WinAutomation.

May 2020: Sony Corporation company Sony Semiconductor Solutions announced its partnership with Microsoft Corp to create solutions that make AI-powered smart cameras and video analytics easier to access and deploy for their mutual customers.

March 2020: Microsoft Corp. announced collaboration with Accenture to help entrepreneurs and start-ups that are focused on social impact and sustainability. The joint initiative will provide hands-on support and technologies to social enterprises, helping them to build scalable solutions that can lead to more tangible and lasting benefits for a greater number of people across the globe.

February 2020: Microsoft will invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over the next five years. The company will to develop training programs and increase the availability of cloud computing services in the country. The company will establish training labs to boost skills in the country.

About Microsoft
Microsoft Corporation, headquartered at Redmond, Washington, USA, is a world’s leading digital transformation company. Microsoft develops, manufactures, supports, and sells personal computers, software, and consumer electronics. The company enables smart transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

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