Microsoft has announced plans to launch datacenters in France sometime in 2017 that will be used for its cloud-based services like Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. It also announced the publication of a book, "A Cloud for Global Good" that offers ideas on how companies and the government can offer the cloud for everyone's benefit.
Microsoft's press release says that the company has invested $3 billion in European cloud-based services and datacenters so far, including new centers in the UK and Germany, the latter of which is expected to launch in 2017:
The announcements are part of Nadella and Smith's trip to Europe this week, beginning in Dublin and continuing to London, Paris and Berlin. Smith says:
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