The pair will enable Office 365 Groups to work with workday applications, so that changes made in Workday will automatically be reflected in Groups. They also are committing to get Microsoft Flow and Workday's dynamic business process framework to share information.
The two companies also plan to connect Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) with the Microsoft Graph. Microsoft Graph is the set of programming interfaces for extending and connecting Microsoft apps and services. Using Microsoft's Delve Analytics (rechristened this week as "MyAnalytics"), Workday users will be able to see how they're spending their work time.
Delivery of these various integrations will begin in the second quarter of 2017 and continue beyond that.
Microsoft is in the midst of revamping its own ERP and CRM strategy with its upcoming Dynamics 365 service. Microsoft is expected to launch officially the first piece of Dynamics 365, a small-business financials service codenamed "Madeira," on or around October 11.