Microsoft’s publishing division is trying something new with its new publishing division.
Microsoft announced Wednesday that the Foundry Publishing Group will be merging with the Microsoft Publishing Platform Group, a new group of publishing partners that will focus on building publishing platforms, publishing software, and publishing hardware.
Foundry will remain an independent publisher, but it will now operate alongside Microsoft Publishing.
Microsoft Publishing will remain a standalone division.
The Foundry publishing group will focus its efforts on publishing games, and the new Foundry platform group will be focused on building software tools, publishing services, and hardware.
Microsoft said that it plans to launch a new product line of software and services, which it expects to be announced later this year.
Microsoft will announce its new products and services as part of its fiscal year 2017 presentation at its Build conference in May.
Microsoft’s new publishing line is part of the new Microsoft Publishing Initiative, a $2 billion initiative that was launched last year.
Foundries like the one Microsoft is creating are already producing new products for Microsoft.
Microsoft also announced a new collaboration with IBM to work on “software-as-a-service” platforms.
IBM will produce software for Microsoft that can run on top of a Microsoft platform and use the IBM cloud, which can run applications from the cloud and deliver them to a customer.
The software that will be built will be used to deliver Microsoft products to customers.
Microsoft and IBM are hoping to create a suite of software products that will allow customers to run applications on their own personal devices.
That would allow Microsoft to run a suite, like Microsoft Office for iOS, on any device that is compatible with the platform.
Microsoft recently announced a plan to build new personal computing devices that will run Office for Android, the iOS platform that powers the iPhone and other Apple devices.
Microsoft has been experimenting with new business models for the publishing division for years.
Microsoft previously partnered with the Foundries to build the Windows operating system, which runs on top to a number of different operating systems.
Microsoft had partnered with Foundries before, but the partnership ended when Microsoft sold the company to Oracle in 2016.
The Microsoft Publishing Partnership will be similar to the relationships that the companies have with the publishing companies that they have already been collaborating with.
It will focus primarily on publishing and publishing software for hardware.
The publishing division has been focusing on building its publishing software and its publishing hardware over the past few years.
In 2017, Microsoft released a new version of the company’s publishing software called the Azure Publishing Suite.
In 2018, Microsoft began a partnership with the research company Pearson to create the Pearson Research Enterprise Publishing Platform, which would let businesses use Microsoft publishing software on the Pearson cloud.
The company also partnered with a number other publishing companies to build publishing products for Windows 10.
It also launched a new publishing software service, called the Microsoft OneDrive Publishing Suite, that will make it easier for businesses to manage their OneDrive cloud storage, as well as publishing services for other popular file-storage platforms like Google Drive and Dropbox.
The new publishing initiatives will give Microsoft a broader set of publishing products to build.
For example, Microsoft will build a new software product for mobile apps, and Microsoft is also working on a new online publishing platform for publishers.
Microsoft is hoping to build an app for Android devices that would let users upload books to the app store.
Microsoft bought the publishing platform, the OneDrive publishing platform and the Pearson research enterprise publishing platform last year from Oracle for $8.7 billion.
The deal with Oracle means that the new publishing companies will remain independent, but they will also get a share of any profits from sales of the publishing products.
The business unit of Microsoft that owns all of the content that publishers produce will continue to be Microsoft Publishing, and they will be part of a larger publishing group called Microsoft Publishing Group.
Microsoft plans to continue publishing books, apps, games, video games, movies, and other content for both Windows and Mac computers.