Microsoft and the Cloud: The Desmond Perspective
Michael Desmond is editor in chief of Redmond
, our magazine for corporate development managers (we
also own Visual
Last week, Mr. Desmond tackled
an issue we've been talking about here: whether Microsoft can move from
a maker of packaged software to a services company. And like this here Redmond
Report, the real insight came from readers.
In Desmond's case, several developers made a strong case for why Microsoft
will have trouble adapting to cloud computing. They had me convinced -- until
a reader who goes by "smehaffie" argued that Microsoft can sit back
and watch this whole area evolve while it quietly crafts a killer cloud solution.
Desmond isn't buying smehaffie's argument, but I might be!
Posted by Doug Barney on July 16, 2008 at 11:52 AM