What you need to know
- Microsoft announced an expansion to its continued partnership with Boeing.
- Boeing will use Microsoft Cloud to update its infrastructure and mission-critical applications.
- Microsoft and Boeing have worked together for over 20 years, including Boeing transitioning to Azure starting in 2016.
Microsoft announced a deeper partnership with Boeing that will have the aerospace company use Microsoft Cloud to update its infrastructure and mission-critical applications. Boeing will use the artificial intelligence of Microsoft Cloud to analyze data and create new solutions. Today's news marks a continuation of a partnership between Microsoft and Boeing that's lasted over 20 years.
"Today's announcement represents a significant investment in Boeing's digital future. Our strategic partnership with Microsoft will help us realize our cloud strategy by removing infrastructure restraints, properly scaling to unlock innovation and further strengthening our commitment to sustainable operations," said Boeing Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Data Analytics Susan Doniz.
"Microsoft's demonstrated partnership approach, trusted cloud technologies and deep industry experience will help us achieve our transformation goals and strengthen Boeing's digital foundation."
Boeing already used Microsoft Cloud before today's announcement, having shifted to Azure back in 2016.
"Boeing and Microsoft have been working together for more than two decades, and this partnership builds on that history to support Boeing's digital future by helping it optimize operations and develop digital solutions that will benefit the global aviation industry," said Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft Judson Althoff.
"The power of the Microsoft Cloud and its AI capabilities will serve as the core component to Boeing's digital aviation strategy by providing flexible, agile and scalable solutions that are intelligent and data driven on a secure and compliant platform."
Microsoft has similar partnerships with several large organizations, including Mars and Oreo. Azure is also used to advance aerospace technology in other ways, such as helping NASA engineers coordinate communication with the James Webb Space Telescope.
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new tab).
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