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Microsoft reportedly in discussions with CISPE to remedy ‘unfair’ cloud software licensing practices

February 8, 2024


Microsoft has reportedly opened discussions with the Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE) trade body with a view to resolving concerns about how customers that run the tech giant’s online productivity tools on its competitors’ public clouds are charged.

CISPE confirmed the move in a statement that said the two entities have opened discussions to address the non-profit trade body’s ongoing concerns about Microsoft’s “unfair software licensing” practices that it claims penalise European cloud users for wanting to run software they own in other public clouds.

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