Around five years ago, Microsoft made an arrangement with SUSE to work on Interoperability between Windows and Linux. The agreement was for around 5 years, but now Microsoft has extended it’s deal with SUSE.
The duration of the extended agreement is again of a period of 5 years i.e. the deal will go on till 2016. Microsoft will also invest an amount of $100 million in the new SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates.
SUSE was founded in the year 1992. It’s main focus was to deploy enterprise wide solutions for Linux.