Partners have welcomed a recent announcement by Microsoft to overhaul its partner business, in a move it claims will make it easier for its channel to do business with the firm.

The reorganisation will see Microsoft combine its Enterprise Product Group (EPG) with its SMS&P (Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners) group.

The announcement was first published on ZDNet, but Microsoft has said: “These changes are designed to unify teams from across the Commercial Business, making it easier to do business with Microsoft and meet the needs of its thriving partner ecosystem and customer base.”

The new combined business will be run by Chris Weber, corporate vice president of mid-market solutions and partners.

Another change announced today is the creation of the One Commercial Partner business, which will integrate the separate partner teams within Microsoft and be led by Ron Huddleston, ZDNet reported.

UK partners welcomed the move and said it will make life easier for them.