Microsoft to donate $1bn worth of cloud storage and services to charities

Microsoft to donate $1bn worth of cloud storage and services to charities

20 Jan 2016 | Hugh Radojev

Microsoft’s chief executive has announced that the technology firm will donate $1bn (£700m) worth of its cloud services, at market value, to non-profits and university research teams around the world over the next three years.


Microsoft to donate $1bn worth of cloud storage and services to charities

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