I\u2019m sure the Internet\u2019s tongues are a-wagging. Microsoft is outsourcing all its internal IT support to Infosys. You can read about it here.Under terms of the three-year deal, Infosys will manage the internal IT services for Microsoft worldwide, including IT help desk, desktop management, and infrastructure and application support, from multiple Infosys centers. The deal covers applications, devices, and databases in 450 Microsoft locations across 104 countries.That\u2019s a big deal, literally and figuratively. No one\u2019s talking financial terms, but clearly it is a lot. (Anyone out there want to wager a guess?)Anyway, whether you are for or against Microsoft\u2019s decision, whether you think it\u2019s yet another death knell for American businesses and more dramatically the American economy and way of life, Microsoft did do something right.They tied the cost of the deal to its outcome. The financing is structured in what Infosys refers to as an \u201coutcome-based pricing model,\u201d meaning Infosys\u2019 fees will be based on how successful the gig is, and how much money it manages to save Microsoft.And it is definitely more than just a straight outsourcing deal, because it\u2019s got all the flavor of a partnership. According to Infosys, the Indian outsourcer will establish a dedicated Service Excellence Office to help Microsoft implement ISO 20000 and ITSM Processes, and provides Infosys with an opportunity to become experts in the implementation and management of the latest Microsoft technologies. Whatever for? So it can then be more equipped to provide outsourcing services to other customers that are using Microsoft.As Infosys\u2019 Sanjay Jalona, VP and head of manufacturing North America, says in the press release, \u201cThis managed services agreement will further strengthen the Infosys \u2013 Microsoft partnership, and is a significant milestone in the multi-faceted relationship."For Microsoft\u2019s part, the software giant expects the deal \u201cwill help us enhance how we deliver end-user computing services to our internal employees and partners while leveraging the innovation and investments we make in developing new technologies,\u201d according to Microsoft\u2019s Jim DuBois, GM of Service Management, who is also quoted in Infosys\u2019 press release.By the way, Infosys had other positive (at least from its perspective) business news to share\u2026 it also reported today that revenue for the quarter ended March 31 was US $1.3 billion, up 15.6 percent from the same quarter a year ago, the company said on Tuesday. Net profit grew by 8.7 percent to $349 million (you can read about that\u00a0here).