Concluding paragraphs from a Paul Thurrott perspective post; for an update on the (consumer) cloud part of the “three screens and a cloud” Microsoft strategy, see “Don’t wait for your cloud – use Hotmail and SkyDrive today on your PC, Mac, or Phone”
When I saw first Windows Phone over a year, I knew I was looking at the future. I just thought that Microsoft didn't see it. I thought that Microsoft was squandering what I saw as one of its biggest advantages.
But now we have come to understand that there is a strategy underlying it all. That Microsoft intends to consolidate different products, all based on different technological backends, around a single UI. And suddenly it all makes sense.
Three different products, one cohesive user experience: Suddenly, Microsoft has a strategy that makes sense.