With the recent changes in the leadership of one of Microsoft’s key
business units – Server and Tools – from Bob Muglia to Satya Nadella one
can’t help speculating what this means for the business unit and how it
will affect Microsoft’s cloud strategy, specifically Windows Azure –
Microsoft’s platform as a service.
Here’s my uneducated guess based on the assumption that given a new task
humans tend to use the same approaches which worked well for them last time,
and that Satya definitely got this post as a recognition for successfully
rolling out Bing and transforming Microsoft’s search business from nothing
to a competitor really frustrating Google.
Here’s what I think Satya will bring to Microsoft’s Server and Tools
More focus on online (Azure) than on Windows Server: Bob Muglia made Windows
Server business a success, this was his kid, while Windows Azu... (more)
Here’s when and where you can find me in Berlin this week:
Microsoft Online Services booth (Unified Communications area) in the TLC area
I’ll be there tomorrow (Tuesday) during the evening reception – 6:15-8:00
pm. Obviously, I will be happy to answer any questions on Exchange Online,
SharePoint Online, LiveMeeting, OCS Online and sign
And then, both Tuesday and Wednesday:
BOF10: Developing on Azure: Stories from the Trenches
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 12:20-13:00 (lunch break)
Interactive theater 5, Yellow – Hall 3.2
Have you given Windows Azure a try? Whether... (more)
Dmitry Sotnikov's Blog
Overall, very exciting times, and a great event put together by the folks at
SYS-CON! There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. As
someone put it: cloud computing is about 700 days old. That means that there
are a lot of arguments about definitions, and where things are going, and so
on. And that also gives a lot of vibe and a lot of fresh community spirit.
Below are my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’s
Cloud Computing Expo 2008 on:
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
A few general comments on the conference.
First and foremost,... (more)
In the brave new world of enterprise applications going to the web do we need
an identity directory spawning the internet, and if so, will email address
system become the de-facto global identity system?
Global directories are obviously not new. There were efforts like X.400 and
like, but then we kind of got scaled back to company-wide identities instead.
So most of us just use a username (or DOMAIN\username) to log into our
computer at work, and do not care that this is not globally unique at all.
Sounds like the internet will make us care again.
Suppose you are designing a glob... (more)
There are two cloud-related sessions in the “community” section of
Microsoft TechEd Europe 2009 and you need to vote for them here if you are
attending the conference (and obviously if you want them in the agenda).
Basically, both are on cloud computing: one for developers and the other for
Going to the Cloud: Are we crazy?
Are cloud services about efficiency or negligence? About being able to
outsource commodity services and concentrate on core competence or loosing
control and risking getting out of compliance? Which IT services can be
safely moved to the clou... (more)