Microsoft donates $ 1 billion in cloud services

Satya-NadellaMicrosoft's philanthropic arm this week announced an estimated $ 1 billion donation to nonprofits and university researchers. This billion dollar gift will be spread over three years and will reach 70,000 beneficiaries.

However, this is a very unusual generosity since it concerns free access to cloud computing resources from the Redmond company: Microsoft Azure, Power BI, CRM Online, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Office 365…

The objective announced by Microsoft is also to increase by 50% the number of research projects taking advantage of Azure computing and storage resources for free. Currently, there are more than 600 research projects on six continents.

And then at the same time, Microsoft's philanthropic action will mechanically increase the number of users trained in its Cloud services …