In one announcement της η Blender revealed that the Windows maker joined the foundation's Development Fund as a Corporate Gold member (as of July 1, 2020) to help the company continue to provide its software for free.
For researchers, access to free high-quality / open source 3D software has proven to be of great benefit to scientific projects. You can see some of their work here (PDF).
Unlike other popular alternatives such as Cinema4D and Maya, the Blender is completely free and open source.
Of course her contribution Microsoft is at € 30.000 according to its membership page Blender, The amount is not large for the company costs, but the move alone could significantly contribute to providing more reliability in the application Blender.
If you do not know the application and want to see what it can do, visit it Blender subreddit, and you will appreciate the software.
The application Blender It may not be as widely accepted as Cinema4D (although things change very quickly), but it is certainly no less capable. The quality of the works that users share on subreddit is a very good proof of that.
The help of a brand name like hers Microsoft will help the company reach new audiences but also continue to grow.