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Microsoft's Strategy To Help ERP Users Make Transition To Cloud

A new report reveals how Microsoft is increasing its efforts to host the company's ERP products on the Azure cloud platform without pushing users to embrace the new model.

It was only last year that the company confirmed that they were making all four of its existing Dynamics ERPs available on Azure, with the company already starting to implement the changes.

With the yearly Microsoft Convergence conference knocking at the door, the software giant is preparing to announce a few important updates on its ongoing ERP to cloud transition process.

According to a ZDNet report, the first of those new announcements will likely be about Dynamics NAV 7's arrival on Windows Azure somewhere around late 2012.

"The cloud reduces costs. It improves the deployment experience. It provides new ways to connect to data - big data and other kinds of data," explained Mike Ehrenberg, a member of Redmond's technical team looking after the ERP to cloud transition.

"We know we'll do lots of engineering in the cloud, even though many of our customers are still on-premises for now," he added.

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