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Ozzie's Head Is on the Cloud

The ordinarily press-shy Ray Ozzie recently opened up to blogger Om Malik on cloud computing and the role of the desktop OS.

After making the obvious statement that today's desktop has a '70s and '80s feel (something other Microsoft execs likely agree with but cringe at hearing), Ozzie pointed out that young developers, students and startups build for the Web first, and this is the audience Microsoft must now address (Silverlight, anyone?).

For its part, Microsoft pledges to build a more reliable cloud itself (for MSN and Windows Live services), create better dev tools for mashups and develop a model for cloud computing applications such that Microsoft remains a highly profitable company.

Posted by Doug Barney on March 17, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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