Microsoft Corp. – Digital Transformation Strategies

Pages: 35 Published: December 21, 2022 Report Code: GDDT0630ES

Microsoft has been focusing on AI-based innovation as a part of its digital transformation strategies. The annual ICT spending of Microsoft was estimated at $11.7 billion in 2022. A major share of this spending is earmarked for acquiring software, hardware, and ICT services from vendors. Microsoft is a technology-based company that develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices, it offers operating systems, server applications, business solution applications, video games, and training and certification services Microsoft.

The Microsoft Digital Transformation Strategies report will act as a reference point to understand a company/competitor’s digital strategy. It will also help in understanding the digital preparedness of the company against its peers. Information included in these reports are sourced from a mix of our very own internal database and authentic secondary research links such as company’s annual report, presentations, press releases etc. The report covers overview of the company, its digital transformation strategies, technology focus areas, technology initiatives, technology introductions, investments, acquisitions, ICT spending among others.

Digital Transformation Strategies

Microsoft is incorporating AI into its software and services to make them more intelligent, user friendly, capable, and efficient. The company established an Artificial Intelligence and Research Group to incorporate AI in many of its products and services, including the Cortana digital assistant, Office 365 Bing search engine, the Azure cloud computing infrastructure, etc. The AI-powered Office 365 applications assist personal users in writing better documents, quickly analyzing data and creating visually attractive presentations, while the AI-powered Azure cloud allows business users to quickly develop apps with cognitive capabilities such as image processing, speech and language processing, data analysis etc.

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Microsoft Technology Theme Focus

Microsoft is utilizing number of emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, cloud computing and IoT to improve operational efficiency and diversify product portfolio.

Microsoft Technology Theme Focus

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Microsoft Technology Initiatives

Microsoft has been involved in several strategic technology partnerships and collaborations, technology developments and roll outs, acquisitions, and technology investments over the past few years.

For instance, Microsoft and Darktrace, a developer of machine learning and AI-based cybersecurity solutions, partnered to offer advanced cybersecurity solutions to customers. Under the partnership, Microsoft hosted Darktrace’s Antigena Email on its Azure platform and listed the product on its marketplace. The product is an AI-based cybersecurity solution designed to protect email users from cyber-attacks. Microsoft integrated Darktrace’s AI algorithm in its Defender for Endpoint solution to improve its performance. Microsoft also integrated Darktrace’s algorithm in Azure Sentinel, a security information platform, to improve its cyber threat detection and prevention abilities.

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Microsoft ICT Spend by Function

  • Data Center
  • Communications
  • Network
  • Applications
  • End-user Computing
  • ICT Service Desk
  • Management

Microsoft ICT Spend by Function, 2022

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Microsoft ICT Spend by Channel

  • Internal development and maintenance
  • Technology vendors (direct)
  • Local resellers
  • Telcos
  • ICT services providers/Consulting firms
  • Specialist outsourcers
  • Systems integrators

Microsoft ICT Spend by Channel, 2022

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Microsoft External ICT Spend by Segment

  • ICT services
  • Software (including Cloud SaaS)
  • Hardware (including Cloud Iaas)
  • Network and communications
  • Consulting
  • Others

 Microsoft External ICT Spend by Segment, 2022

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Microsoft Digital Transformation Strategies Overview

Total ICT Spending 2022 $11.7 billion
ICT Spend by Function Communications, Data Center, Network, Application, End-User Computing, Service Desk, and Management
ICT Spend by Channel Internal Development and Maintenance, Technology Vendors (Direct), Local Resellers, Telcos, ICT Services Providers/Consulting Firms, Specialist Outsourcers, and Systems integrators
External ICT Spend by Segment ICT services, Software (including Cloud SaaS), Hardware (including Cloud Iaas), Network and communications, Consulting, and Others
Technology Theme Focus Artificial Intelligence, Big Bata, Blockchain, Cloud Computing and IoT

This report provides:

  • Insight into Microsoft’s technology activities.
  • Insights of its digital transformation strategies and technology center & innovation program.
  • Overview of technology initiatives covering partnerships, investments, and acquisitions.
  • Insights on each technology initiative including technology theme, objective, and benefits.
  • Details of estimated ICT budgets and major ICT contracts.

Reasons to Buy

  • Gain insights into Microsoft’s technology operations.
  • Gain insights into its technology strategies and innovation initiatives.
  • Gain insights into its technology themes under focus.
  • Gain insights into its various partnerships, investments, and acquisitions.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Digital Transformation Strategy

Innovation Labs/ Accelerator Programs

Technology Focus

Technology Initiatives

Venture Fund



Partnership, Investment & Acquisition Network Map

ICT Budget & ICT Contracts

Key Executives

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Frequently Asked Questions

The annual ICT spending of Microsoft was estimated at $11.7 billion in 2022.

The key ICT spending categories by function for Microsoft are communications, data center, network, application, end-user computing, service desk, and management.

The key ICT spending categories by channel for Microsoft are internal development and maintenance, technology vendors (direct), local resellers, telcos, ICT services providers/consulting firms, specialist outsourcers, and systems integrators.

The key external ICT spending categories by segment for Microsoft are ICT services, software (including cloud SaaS), hardware (including cloud IaaS), network and communications, consulting, and others.

The key technological theme in focus for Microsoft are artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, cloud computing and IoT.


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