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Microsoft Begins Cloud Concessions After Rivals Complain

  • Responsibility to do more, said Microsoft president Brad Smith
  • Measures would not apply to biggest rivals Amazon, Google
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Microsoft Corp. is bowing to pressure to make it easier for European cloud providers to host the company’s software.

The US company is launching a new initiative that will make it easier for European cloud companies to host Microsoft products like Windows and Office 365 apps. The company will also provide greater licensing flexibility for customers in Europe.