Salesforce and Microsoft today announced their new partnership. Salesforce announced that the company will be integrating several Microsoft services focused towards businesses, such as Skype for Business, OneNote, Office Delve into Salesforce.
More importantly though, Salesforce announced that the company will be releasing a Salesforce1 app for Windows 10 by the end of 2016. In case you don’t know about Salesforce1, it’s a social, mobile and cloud platform built to “transform sales, service and marketing apps”.
Salesforce1 Mobile App for Windows 10: Salesforce will deliver a Windows 10 app to empower sales teams to move deals forward while on the go, using their favorite Windows device. Availability is anticipated in the second half of 2016.
It’s worth noting that Salesforce will also be available in Office Delve, and Office Graph by in the second half of next year. This is indeed a huge partnership for both of the companies as they have been competing in the CRM market for a while. According to previous reports, Microsoft reportedly wanted to buy Salesforce for $55 billion, but Salesforce reportedly wanted a bit more — $70 billion, to be exact.
It’ll be interesting to see if Microsoft eventually buys Salesforce. Until then, if you’re a Salesforce1 user, are you glad that an official app is coming soon? Discuss in the comment section below.