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Microsoft and the Cloud: The Desmond Perspective

Michael Desmond is editor in chief of Redmond Developer News, our magazine for corporate development managers (we also own Visual Studio Magazine).

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


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