ZDNet: Microsoft and HP have signed a four-year agreement to bundle cloud computing products for small business customers. They will offer solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds that feature Microsoft 365 and HP Enterprise Cloud Services, which includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Lync Server 2010 hosted at HP data centers.
The solutions will initially be available in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada and will roll out to other countries later.
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