Microsoft says that this future collaboration "is meant to help investors better understand and interpret the business risks and opportunities that climate change brings".
Wrapping up its fiscal year 2020, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company's Productivity and Business Processes and Intelligent Cloud segments saw an increase in cloud usage and demand with more people working from home during the pandemic.
MSCI will migrate its existing products, data and services onto Azure as it is preferred cloud platform.
For the fiscal year, Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said the company closed a record number of multi-million dollar commercial cloud contracts, with material growth in the number of $10-million-plus Azure contracts.
Prior to the pandemic, "I don't think digital tech, as being key to business resilience, was the No. 1 priority" for most companies, Nadella said. Ms Hood told analysts on a conference call to expect a similar level of spending in the current quarter.
Revenue from server products was "relatively unchanged" year-over-year, "with growth in hybrid and premium solutions, offset by a slowdown in transactional licensing", Microsoft said.
Overall, Microsoft's revenue rose 13 for each cent to $38bn, with professional forma earnings for each share rising 7 per cent to $1.46.
"On a significant base, server products and cloud services revenue increased 19 per cent and 21 per cent in constant currency".
Revenue from the unit, the largest by sales, rose 14% to $12.9 billion, beating analysts' estimates of $11.46 billion.
According to the US tech giant, its Intelligent Cloud unit saw a 17% increase in revenue on an annualised basis to £10.49 billion in the fourth quarter.
Office Consumer products and cloud services revenue increased 6%.
In the meantime, the value of small business bookings - an important indicator of long term revenue - grew by 12 for each cent.
Microsoft claimed earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter and the complete 2020 fiscal year earnings at industry shut on Wednesday, beating analyst anticipations for over-all final results but lacking estimates on a essential company unit like its Office environment goods.
Xbox content and services revenue also increased 65 per cent in the June quarter while Surface laptop revenue increased 28 per cent. The company noted that it's receiving a charge of $450 million in connection with the closing of its physical stores, which was announced in late June. The primary takeaway: Microsoft's organisation is flourishing, thanks mostly to its ongoing gains in the cloud computing sector and huge dives in Surface and Xbox incomes. In response, Microsoft said it is committed to providing customers a variety of choices and that it looks forward to providing additional information to the regulator.