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Microsoft in the Cloud

You may know us for Redmond magazine and our associated Web site. But did you know that we have four other magazines, including Redmond Channel Partner, aimed at Microsoft VARs and integrators; Visual Studio Magazine, aimed at programmers; Virtualization Review for IT folks; and Redmond Developer News (RDN) for development managers?

Two RDN reporters attended our recent VSLive! New York show and came away with a better understanding of Microsoft's cloud plans. Microsoft believes that much of what's in your datacenter right now will move to the cloud. In fact, nearly everything that's essentially me-too software -- such as database, e-mail and CRM -- will be remote.

While you may lament the lack of control, ultimately cloud computing could save us loads of electricity. And because the software runs in massive, centralized datacenters, security may well improve. Tell me where I'm wrong at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Meanwhile, here's a cover story we did on Ray Ozzie's cloud plans.

Posted by Doug Barney on September 15, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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