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Microsoft Partners with Alphabet on Quantum Computing: Report

The course is designed to help people write ‘simple’ quantum algorithms before moving on to truly complicated scenarios

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Quantum computing is a tough nut to crack but tech giants Microsoft has now joined hands with Google’s parent company Alphabet to teach important lessons on algorithms through a short online curriculum, a media report said.

For the online curriculum, Microsoft partnered with Alphabet’s X and Brilliant platforms, Engadget reported on Sunday.

Starting with basic concepts, the course gradually introduces the interested learners to Microsoft’s Q# language.

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FILE – Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

The course is designed to help people write ‘simple’ quantum algorithms before moving on to truly complicated scenarios.

While it enables one to handle everything on the web (including quantum circuit puzzles), a simulator verifies that you are on the right track, said the report.

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Designed to be a short-term course, between 16 and 24 hours, it might provide a good introduction to complex concepts and the potential of this technology in transforming the economy. (IANS)

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SAP, Microsoft Partner to Help Customers Run their Business Processes on Cloud

"This partnership is all about reducing complexity and minimising costs for customers as they move to SAP S/4HANA in the Cloud," Jennifer Morgan

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It's a go-to-market partnership - from conceptualisation to sales -- that the two companies have entered into. Pixabay

Business software firm SAP on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft to help customers run their business processes on Cloud.

The partnership, called “Embrace,” is aimed at helping accelerate customer adoption of SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform on Microsoft Azure.

It’s a go-to-market partnership – from conceptualisation to sales — that the two companies have entered into.

“This partnership is all about reducing complexity and minimising costs for customers as they move to SAP S/4HANA in the Cloud,” Jennifer Morgan, Co-Chief Executive Officer of SAP, said in a statement.

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The partnership, called “Embrace,” is aimed at helping accelerate customer adoption of SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform on Microsoft Azure. Pixabay

“Bringing together the power of SAP and Microsoft provides customers with the assurance of working with two industry leaders so they can confidently and efficiently transition into intelligent enterprises,” she said.

Specifically, project “Embrace” on Microsoft Azure will provide customers with
a simplified move from on-premise editions of SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA for customers with integrated product and industry solutions.

“SAP’s decision to select Microsoft Azure as its preferred partner deepens the relationship between our two companies in a differentiated way and signals a shared commitment to fostering the growth of the Cloud ecosystem,” said Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft.

SAP will lead with Microsoft Azure to move on-premise SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA customers to the cloud through industry-specific best practices, reference architectures and Cloud-delivered services.

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However, SAP will continue with its longstanding policy of supporting choice for those customers who request alternatives based on business requirements. (IANS)