"We already knew that Microsoft's long-term plan, first discussed in 2011, if not before, was to move Office 365 to Azure. But from what I'd been told, there were some Microsoft services like Bing and Xbox Live that would likely never move to Azure, as they were considered "legacy." There was no business case for moving them to Azure, I was told.Microsoft is on a quest to move more of its cloud services to Azure | ZDNet
It seems that thinking has changed. I recently found a job posting on Microsoft's site that indicates there's an initiative inside the company to bring all these services over to Azure. Microsoft is using the word "cloudoptimal" to mean "all of Microsoft's services run best on Azure, and Azure becomes the world's best cloud.""
Friday, April 22, 2016
Microsoft is on a quest to move more of its cloud services to Azure | ZDNet
"Cloudoptimally" continuing consolidation