Earlier today, Microsoft and SAP announced plans to help .NET Framework developers more easily build applications connecting to SAP, as well as help customers harness the power of the cloud.  This news was announced at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held in Orlando, Florida, May 15-18, where Microsoft was also named SAP Global Technology Partner of the Year.  For additional perspective and information about this news, check out today’s post on The Official Microsoft blog by Ted Kummert, senior vice president of the Business Platform Division.