Microsoft and SAP have announced that main core applications of SAP will soon become certified for Microsoft Azure. Take note that these SAP applications have been certified for Amazon Cloud services since year 2011.
Come end June and Microsoft Azure will support SAP business Suite, SAP Mobile Platform, Hana developer edition, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise. Both the companies also announced that SAP will be better integrated with Office 365.
Both Microsoft and SAP have said that the partnership between the two companies date back 20 years and jointly they serve more than 75 percent of enterprise business market.
Similar to Oracle for Azure, SAP users will need to use their own SAP licenses for using on certified images on Azure. This essentially implies that Microsoft will not be reselling SAP licenses.