Microsoft and SAS continue to enhance their strategic partnership offering advanced AI, statistical & expert reporting systems, and cloud based data storage. 

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/06/15/microsoft-sas-expand-partnership.aspx

https://news.microsoft.com/2020/06/15/sas-and-microsoft-partner-to-further-shape-the-future-of-analytics-and-ai/

SAS’ AI and analytics more tightly integrate with Microsoft Azure.  This allows Microsoft to bring cloud-based SAS industry solutions to its customers

Microsoft Corp. and SAS today announced an extensive technology and go-to-market strategic partnership. The two companies will enable customers to easily run their SAS® workloads in the cloud, expanding their business solutions and unlocking critical value from their digital transformation initiatives.

As part of the partnership, the companies will migrate SAS’ analytical products and industry solutions onto Microsoft Azure as the preferred cloud provider for the SAS Cloud. SAS’ industry solutions and expertise will also bring added value to Microsoft’s customers across health care, financial services and many other industries. This partnership builds on SAS integrations across Microsoft cloud solutions for Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365 and Power Platform and supports the companies’ shared vision to further democratize AI and analytics.