Yesterday Ray Ozzie announced Windows Azure, a Serviced Based Operating Environment that is set to drive Microsoft Cloud strategy on and which is set to define the bar high for a lot of services that are already on increase demand.
A key changing strategy in Microsoft’s horizonFrom distributed storage with SQL Data Services, access to Live Services, SharePoint and CRM to your own set of .NET Services; this platform was build to grow to internet sizes, following Microsoft’s previous efforts in the personal and enterprise computing.
Build to scale and expand, Microsoft’s offering differentiate from any of its competitors by providing a set of familiar tools that build on the maturity of C# and Visual Studio together, enabling the wide range of Windows and Web developers out there to take advantage of Cloud services after a small curve of learning the basics.
A foundation to extendI am looking forward to today’s announcements. Even though Azure is a hint at what is coming in the years ahead, today Microsoft will announced their strategy into Mesh, the more personal approach to cloud services and the one who, avec Live Services, should help drive the more consumer-oriented adoption of these new models.
Windows 7 looks like it’s taking shape quite fine and for the first time in this decade it seem Microsoft is getting its act together and it time will tell if they will be able execute as we hope.
These are interesting times and a new revolutions is building up... will Microsoft be able to take the lead?