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Today, Microsoft and Oracle posted a press release before the official announcement about an agreement the company has made with Oracle. Among other enterprise-based agreements, Microsoft and Oracle announced ways that the Oracle software would run on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. They state that Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server can all run on the Microsoft platforms.

Oracle will make its Oracle Linux OS available to Windows Azure users. Specific financial terms of this new partnership were not disclosed.