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    Microsoft CEO Ballmer on Cloud: We're All In


    Microsoft CEO Ballmer on Cloud: We're All In
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer used a speech at the University of Washington to suggest that the company’s strategy moving forward will focus primarily on the cloud. Ballmer cited a number of services and platforms, including Windows Phone 7 Series and Xbox Live, as particularly cloud-centric. Microsoft faces substantial competition in its cloud-based initiatives from a number of companies, notably Google in the areas of search engines and online productivity suites, and the question remains how its desktop-centric products such as the Windows franchise will change in order to meet what Ballmer sees as the new IT reality.

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer suggested during a March 4 speech at the University of Washington that, despite his company having made its fortune through desktop-based software platforms such as Windows and Office, the primary focus going forward will be on the cloud and applications derived from it.

    "We shipped Windows 7, which had a lot that’s not cloud-based. Our inspiration now starts with the cloud," Ballmer said. "Windows Phone, Xbox, Windows Azure and SQL Azure … this is the bet for our company."

    On the screen behind him, a logo of a cloud flashed up, superimposed against the words: "We’re all in."
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    Source: Microsoft CEO Ballmer on Cloud: We're All In - Windows from eWeek

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    He is been saying this for a year now.
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Microsoft CEO Ballmer on Cloud: We're All In

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