Microsoft is adding Digital Platform Services to its portfolio, the company announced today.
The acquisition, announced today by the company’s executive chairman, Satya Nadella, is part of Microsoft’s broader efforts to boost its ability to support digital products across its platforms.
Microsoft has a wide range of digital products in development.
The company has already launched a new app for Xbox One that will offer access to Xbox content in a new Xbox app for iOS and Android, and plans to launch a new version of the Microsoft Store app for Android.
Digital Platforms will enable Microsoft to deliver a seamless experience across its digital and retail services.
“Digital platforms enable the delivery of a more seamless digital experience to customers, developers, partners and consumers,” Nadellas announcement said.
Power Platforms, the acquisition, is the latest step in Microsoft’s efforts to bolster its ability at digital platform development.
Microsoft’s previously announced acquisition of Microsoft App Developer Network and a partnership with Shopify will help drive more adoption of the software in the digital world.
As part of the Digital Platform Solutions, Microsoft said it will invest $2.5 billion to create a new software development platform that will support both Microsoft Windows and Windows Phone platforms.
Microsoft will also create a more robust platform ecosystem, including a new cloud-based services, to allow developers to build software on top of Windows and the Windows Phone platform.