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Microsoft Shows Off New Cloud-Computing Customers

Microsoft has announced that it will offer its hosted e-mail and portal software to three major corporate customers, tech news site CNet reports.

The company said that it would providing its hosted services to Dow Chemical, Hyatt Hotels, and the University of Georgia.

The announcement comes just before the company is set to host a financial analyst conference.

Despite being a late entry into the market, Microsoft has succeeded in carving itself a large portion of the market share.

The company said that the three new deals allowed it to expand its cloud customer base, which includes 16 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, 15 of the top 20 global banks and 13 of the top 20 telecom services providers.

In a statement to ChannelWeb, Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner said: “The Microsoft cloud services ecosystem creates new opportunities for our customers. It opens up new markets for businesses, improves operational efficiency and productivity, and transforms what IT can deliver to advance business goals."