Microsoft Partners with Dell and Samsung to Pre-install Office, OneDrive, and Skype on Devices

Microsoft has been expanding its wings by partnering with many companies recently including its initiative to open source its products. Microsoft has also been focusing on mobile productively and cloud-first solutions including bringing its services to the cloud such as OneDrive, Office 365, and Visual Studio Online.

In a recent announcement via official Microsoft blog, Peggy Johnson, EVP wrote that Microsoft is expanding its global partnership with Samsung to deliver Microsoft mobile productivity services to both consumer and business customers. Now, Microsoft is partnering with several hardware manufactures to pre-install its mobile productivity and cloud products on the devices. The OEM partnership is expanded to several countries around the globe.

In the announcement, Peggy wrote:

“I’m pleased to share that we’ve also expanded strategic agreements with leading global OEM Dell, and regional OEMs including TrekStor of Germany, JP Sa Couto of Portugal, Datamatic of Italy, DEXP of Russia, Hipstreet of Canada, QMobile of Pakistan, Tecno of Africa, and Casper of Turkey, as well as top original device manufacturer Pegatron. These 11 hardware partners will pre-install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on Android devices coming to market later this year.”

Microsoft not only focusing on individual consumers but building its services to businesses as well. Earlier this year, Microsoft launched its OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business and make its Office 365 business friendly. With this partnership, new devices will have pre-installed OneDrive, Skype, and Office products.