Microsoft and BT have announced a new strategic partnership to accelerate innovation in enterprise voice, cybersecurity, and industry-focused services across sectors, from digital manufacturing to health, helping businesses in the UK and around the world to thrive once again.

Omar Abbosh, corporate vice president of industry solutions at Microsoft, said: “The partnership announced today by Microsoft and BT is just the start of an exciting, shared journey of innovation and collaboration that will shape the future of telecoms. BT can use Microsoft’s cutting-edge tools to develop new communications services that meet the needs and demands of today’s customers. By aligning our visions for communication, connectivity, security, and digital technology, Microsoft and BT will support real growth for businesses across the world.”

With this partnership, Microsoft users using BT’s Microsoft business services will be able to enjoy a superior customer experience (CX) by integrating Microsoft applications with secure, reliable connectivity and cybersecurity.

Bas Burger, CEO of Global at BT and executive sponsor of BT’s partnership with Microsoft shared, “BT and Microsoft are at the forefront of innovation in global digital platforms and connectivity that will take technology and communication beyond limits. This partnership will ensure all of Microsoft’s solutions work ‘Best on BT’ and support both companies’ commitments to improving digital skills in the community.”

As part of the partnership, BT will expand its portfolio of cyber-security services using Microsoft technologies. Companies will work together to devise and launch a new generation of managed security services, which will enable and secure the collaborative workplace of the future. Microsoft and BT will collaborate to develop secure cloud and internal IT solutions to help customers defend their operations.
The partnership focuses on sustainability and digital skills. Together, BT and Microsoft will enhance sustainability credentials within their supply chains and promote digital skills in communities.