Microsoft will make more of its intellectual property available to others in the technology industry.
Microsoft said it will announce "expanded developments around access to previously unavailable Microsoft innovation and R&D", and also "discuss a new overarching policy designed to increase access to Microsoft technology for industry participants".
Microsoft was ordered to license some of its technologies to other companies in the industry as part its settlement agreement in the US government's antitrust case against it.
However, the company said the announcement was "not related to our compliance programme or anything related to the settlement".
Joris Evers writes for IDG News Service