Soft serve machines are now the norm in restaurants, but they’re also used in the world of Microsoft.
Today, Microsoft is announcing that its servers in Redmond, Washington, will also have them as part of their operating system, called Skype.
The machines have a standard IP address of 18.104.22.168 and are used by Skype to connect with its users.
Microsoft says it’s the first major company to include a server with a Soft Serve IP address in its operating system.
That means, Microsoft says, that all your Microsoft work will be stored on a server in Redmond with a unique IP address that you can use to sign into Skype.
Microsoft also says that the machines in Redmond will have a dedicated chat room for the purpose of keeping users connected during the outage.
The company says that in addition to Skype, it will have another Skype chat room available for use with the new servers, but it’s not clear whether the other Skype chats will be available to the public.
Microsoft hasn’t said how many machines it plans to sell the new server system.
In a blog post, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella said the new service is “a big deal” for Microsoft because it allows its users to have access to more of the company’s services, such as Office 365.
“This is a game-changing technology, and it’s going to help us reach even more customers and deliver more value to our partners,” Nadellasaid.