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Microsoft joins Oracle in cloud-computing pact

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Microsoft will offer businesses using its Windows Azure service the ability to run Oracle's widely used database software, application-connecting middleware and Java programming tools, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer and Oracle co-President Mark Hurd said this week on a conference call to unveil the alliance.

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Microsoft will offer businesses using its Windows Azure service the ability to run Oracle's widely used database software, application-connecting middleware and Java programming tools, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer and Oracle co-President Mark Hurd said on a conference call to unveil the alliance. "It's about time, and we're really glad to have the chance to work in this much newer and more constructive way with Oracle," Ballmer said.
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