http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/jan10/01-13InfToAppPR.mspx

PALO ALTO, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 13, 2010 — HP and Microsoft Corp. today announced a three-year agreement to invest $250 million to significantly simplify technology environments for businesses of all sizes.

The companies plan to deliver new solutions that will do the following:

•Be built on a next-generation infrastructure-to-application model

•Advance cloud computing by speeding application implementation

•Eliminate complexities of IT management and automate existing manual processes to lower the overall costs

Note particularly the link to the joint partnering site: http://www.hpmspartners.com/

If any Australian partners want to know more drop me a line through this blog and I will connect you with the right resources and people to get your answer.